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Thank you for your ongoing support of the Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association.  Your membership in the Association enables us to meet the continuing challenges we face together.

Palliative Care continues to be a growing component in the end-of-life care continuum.  Many Hospice providers in Oregon already have or are contemplating adding this service—or they are affiliating with a Palliative Care provider.  The Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association has a goal of serving all end-of-life providers, including those who provide Palliative Care services.  The change in dues structure aligns us with other Hospice and Palliative Care state associations around the country and reflects that is our mission to assist hospices serve all of their patients, even the patients who end up being “discharged alive”.

In July I, along with OHPCA Board Chair Jane Brandes, will be representing Oregon in meetings in Washington, D.C.  The meetings and activities will be facilitated by the Hospice Action Network and will include “Hill Day”: 200+ Hospice folks storming Capitol Hill to advocate for Hospice!  As we meet with our colleagues from around the country, we hope to compare notes and strategize to meet the ongoing challenges faced by Hospice providers.  We plan to meet with staff from all of Oregon’s Congressional and Senate offices to remind them about what is important to terminally-ill Oregonians and to Hospice providers.

The past several years have continued to bring a record number of regulatory changes in hospice.  We continue to face the challenges of payment reform, ever-increasing scrutiny by the MACs and other CMS “subcontractors”, continued changes and expansion in quality reporting requirements as well as all of the “usual” challenges in providing care for dying Oregonians and their families.  We work closely with our colleagues at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, with the National Government Services Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group and with the Council of States committee to stay abreast of current and proposed regulatory changes.

Our goal remains to help you lead through the challenges.  It is our goal to:

  • Be available to you when you need us, including technical support and accreditation,
  • Be responsive to your requests,
  • Keep you informed about our complex industry and the changes being proposed,
  • Provide great education and networking opportunities and
  • Advocate for your interests with external stakeholders who have the power to affect our work.

We continue to work on improving our website in an effort to better serve both the public and our member hospice and palliative care providers.  As I stated last year, we want to continue to enhance it to be a dynamic resource for you.  Meg McCauley, Director of Association Management, monitors our website daily.  Please let her know if you have any suggestions or ideas for additional content or resources: mccauley@oregonhospice.org .

These are services and benefits you receive as a member of the Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association.  For these reasons, we invite you to be an Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association Member for 2017-2018.   Thank you for your many contributions to people in our state.

Best regards,

Barb Hansen, MA, RN, CWON, CEO

Benefits of Membership
  • Be available to you when you need us, including technical support and accreditation.
  • Be responsive to your requests.
  • Keep you informed about our complex industry.
  • Provide great education and networking opportunities.
  • Advocate for your interests with external stakeholders who have the power to affect our work.

We invite you to be an Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association Member for 2016-2017.  Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association membership extends to the entire staff of the member organization. Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association members receive the weekly Hospice News Network, information, notices and access to various list-serves. Individuals listed as Hospice Leaders, Clinical Contacts and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Providers receive communications for distribution at their discretion within their organizations.

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Professional Provider Member (with voting rights and privileges)

Professional Provider Members are corporations, agencies, or divisions who provide hospice and/pr palliative care under a single CMS Provider Identification Number (Including identified multiple locations).

Dues Calculation: $300 + $4 per patient admissions

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Associate Member

Associate Members are corporations, organization, agencies, division, or out of state hospice providers that have an interest in hospice and palliative care or are developing hospice services.

Dues: $200 per Year

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Individual Member

Individual Members are individuals that have an interest in hospice and palliative care.

Dues: $50 per year

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