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Founded in 1980, the Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (IL-HPCO) is committed to promoting and enhancing end-of-life care in the state of Illinois, through education, advocacy, technical and supportive services. Our mission is to expand access to exceptional hospice and palliative care for patients and families coping with the close of life experience.

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The Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (IL-HPCO) Education Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a break-out session for our annual fall symposium, scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2014 at NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL.

The conference theme for 2014 is Navigating the Sea of Change. The objectives for the conference are:

  • Discuss regulatory and industry changes that impact hospice and palliative care
  • Provide tools to ensure the provision of quality, evidenced based practice for end of life care
  • Improve documentation and billing strategies to meet CMS guidelines
  • Network with other hospice and palliative care leaders to learn best practices

The website will be open for submissions through 11:59pm Central time on March 28, 2014. You will be notified of your acceptance by April 16, 2014 and a deadline for submitting full presentation and handouts by May 31, 2014.

For more information and to submit a proposal online, click here.

Support Illinois Hospice & Palliative Care Organization by Purchasing an Illinois Hospice License Plate

By purchasing the Illinois Hospice License Plate, you contribute to the Illinois Hospice Fund administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health for the distribution of grants for hospice services. There is a $25 issuance fee, $10 of which goes to the Hospice Fund and $15 covers the costs of producing the plate. The renewal also has the $25 fee; however, $23 will go to the Illinois Hospice Fund and $2 covers the administrative costs. Read More

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