Professional Provider Membership
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association. Your Professional Provider membership enables us to meet the continuing challenges we face together. It’s a busy and exciting time to be working in hospice and palliative care! We are committed to being an organization which grows and changes to offer more support and services to all of our members. Some of our recent activities include:
- Working with a lobbying group to get bills favorable to hospice and palliative care services introduced and passed during the 2019 Legislative Session.
- Serving a three-year term as a member of the Oregon Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Panel and asking our State Senator to nominate me to serve on the Advanced Directive Adoption Committee, with the hope that we can address the ongoing challenge hospices all over the state face when patients have no one to designate as a decision maker on the hospice election form.
- Offering regular networking opportunities to Hospice Volunteer Coordinators.
- Monthly web/conference call meetings for Inpatient Hospice Directors and Managers.
- Monthly web/conference call meetings for QAPI/Compliance staff on regulatory issues.
- Signing a joint-providership agreement with NHPCO to offer CME credits for physicians at our annual fall conference, the Professional Practices Exchange.
Plans for the future include:
- Beginning both a Public Policy committee and a Palliative Care Networking group in fall, each meeting monthly by GoToMeeting (conference call/web meeting).
- Offering regional trainings on regulatory and compliance issues again.
- A redesign of the generic Light Up a Life brochure for hospice programs to use in their community for holiday fundraising.
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 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.
- Be responsive to your requests.
- Keep you informed about our complex industry and the changes being proposed.
- Provide great education and networking opportunities.
- Advocate for your interests with external stakeholders who have the power to affect our work.
In an effort to better serve both the public and our member hospice and palliative care providers, we continue to improve our website, enhancing 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to be an Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association Member for 2018-2019. OHPCA membership extends to the entire staff of the member organization. Members receive information, notices and access to various list-serves, including the weekly Hospice News Network, education and conference materials. and participate in the direction and decision-making of hospice and palliative care in Oregon. 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 OHPCA member for 2018-2019. Thank you for your many contributions to people in our state.
Barb Hansen, MA, RN, CWON
Additional Categories of Membership
- Associate Members (corporations, organizations, agencies, divisions, or out of state hospice providers that have an interest in hospice and palliative care or are developing hospice services). Member benefits include discounted registration rates at Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association and Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization conferences and events, subscription to weekly Hospice News Network, inclusion on mailing list for educational opportunities, fundraising events, etc.
- Individual Members (individuals that have an interest in hospice and palliative care). Member benefits include discounted registration rates at Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association and Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization conferences and events, subscription to weekly Hospice News Network, inclusion on mailing list for educational opportunities, fundraising events, etc.
Professional Provider Member
(with voting rights and privileges)
Professional Provider Members are corporations, agencies, or divisions who provide hospice and/or palliative care under a single CMS Provider Identification Number (Including identified multiple locations).
Dues Calculation: $300 + $4 per patient admissions
Associate Members are corporations, organizations, agencies, divisions, or out of state hospice providers that have an interest in hospice and palliative care or are developing hospice services.
Dues: $200 per Year
Individual Members are individuals that have an interest in hospice and palliative care.
Dues: $50 per Year