spring intensive: REGULATORY UPDATE

April 18-19, 2023 at the Heathman Lodge – Vancouver, WA

Call 888.475.3100 or 360.254.3100 to make your hotel reservation now! Mention you’re with the OR & WA State Hospice & Palliative Care’s “Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update” conference for special rates through March 31.


If you are not able to participate in person, we are offering a virtual option.


Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN, Principal/CEO, LifeSprings Consulting Group, LLC, former President & CEO, The Carolinas Center for Hospice & End of Life Care


Judi Lund Person, BA, MPH, CHC, Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization


Regulatory issues remain the focus of this annual conference, jointly supported by the Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. The past several years brought a record number of regulatory changes in hospice, but nothing in the past could compare to the challenges hospice and palliative care programs have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to face the challenges of payment reform, ever-increasing scrutiny by the Office of the Inspector General, the “MACs” and other CMS “subcontractors”, continued changes and expansion in quality reporting requirements, as well as all the “usual” challenges in providing care for dying Oregonians and Washingtonians and their families. AND, back by popular demand, “Fit in 30!” sessions designed to stimulate the frontal lobes and maximize retention. What better place to learn and sort all this out than at the 2023 “Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update”!

Critical to the success of each state organization’s educational programming is the role of Exhibitors and Sponsors. Exhibiting and sponsoring is a terrific way to educate and promote your products and services and support outstanding educational outreach to Oregon & Washington hospice and palliative care providers. Vendors enjoy high visibility throughout the conference during meals and breaks. The exhibition area is in the core meeting area where attendees gather. Exhibitors and sponsors are invited and encouraged to attend all conference sessions, too. NEW IN 2023: Can’t make it in person this year but you’d like to participate? Send us a small box of your company swag and we’ll set it up on a table for you! Sign up for the “Attending in Spirit” Exhibitor category in the registration area below. Please, no floor or tabletop exhibits that require assembly.

The jointly-supported Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update attracts hospice and palliative care administrators and managers, those with regulatory and quality improvement responsibilities, physicians and billing specialists. Attendance varies between 70-125 participants.

Tuesday Program Highlights Include:

  • Marisette Hasan and “Creating a Culturally Competent Organization from the Inside Out”
  • Safety-focused panel presentation
  • “Fit in 30!” sessions around regulatory myths, atypical treatments, time of death visits, verbal orders, CTI and admission challenges, discharge dilemmas
  • Networking social hour

Wednesday Program Highlights Include:

  • Tuesday morning with Judi Lund Person and regulatory “Hot Topics”
  • HOPE assessment tool presentation
  • “Fit in 30!” sessions around improving Care Compare results, the end of the waivers

    Please watch for additional information as it becomes available. In the meantime, REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN and please book your hotel room at The Heathman Lodge! Call 888.475.3100 or 360.254.3100 and ask for the OR & WA State Hospice & Palliative Care’s “Spring Intensive: Regulatory Update” room block rates available through March 31. The Heathman Lodge is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Drive in Vancouver, WA 98662.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION   Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14488 for 11 Contact Hours.

    This workshop has been approved for 11 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider #1975-153.

    CANCELLATION POLICY   Substitutes are welcome.  Full refunds are available if notice is made by April 11, 2023. No refund will be granted thereafter.   WALK IN POLICY   Walk-ins are welcome if space is available and payment is made in full.

    Thanks to our GOLD Sponsor

    Thanks to our SILVER Sponsor

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    Welcome to our exhibitors: Bellevue Healthcare, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, PeaceHealth, AccentCare.