Member Resources

Advocacy

IL-HPCO works hard in Springfield. A professional paid lobbyist is dedicated to IL-HPCO activities, and works daily with House and Senate members and their staffs supporting hospice and palliative care issues. Below are resources that outline IL-HPCO’s advocacy efforts:

  • Annual Conference, Lobbyist speaking, Education Session at Annual Conference
  • Find a Legislator: Click here for Senate members, and here for House members
  • Current Legislation having Impact on Hospice
  • Payer Relations – Industry working together to educate payers
  • Medicaid – Regulations, Billing, etc. click here
  • Advocacy Meeting in Chicago in June and in Springfield in Fall

Education

IL HPCO sponsors an annual education meeting featuring nationally renowned speakers on strategic and operational topics. This conference is discounted to members. IL HPCO also is planning regional meetings (summer 2016) which will focus on advocacy and regulatory (payment) issues, changes in healthcare and survival, and general networking.

IL-HPCO also sponsors a Future Forum event which precedes the Educational Conference in September. This by-invitation-only forum provides an opportunity to Illinois hospice leaders to explore how hospice and palliative providers are positioning themselves to remain relevant and prosper through healthcare transformation. Examples are presented that focus on the transition to value-based care among other ‘hot issues’.

DATA on Hospice and Palliative Care

This data, only available to IL HPCO members, is to be used by member- leaders to drive decision making. Working with Hospice Analytics bringing real and robust data to Illinois members you can compare your program to others in your service area including invaluable details on patients served, length of stay, diagnosis, patients demographics, revenue per patient and much more.

Better Partnership Education

IL HPCO is working with a variety of partners such as Illinois Hospital and Health Association, POLST, GIPPCC and others. Working with these groups we monitor activities and education on:

  • Population Health
  • Readmission Issues Impacting Hospitals
  • Outpatient Palliative Care
  • Inpatient Palliative Care
  • New Models for Care Delivery

Discipline Specific Forums

Within our member-restricted area we have communities of disciplines where questions can be posed and answered among colleagues, we also will use web-based forums and regional forums:

  • RN
  • SW
  • SC
  • CNA

Networking

Work on an IL HPCO Committee or Workgroup. IL-HPCO’s members provides a community of more than 150 hospice and palliative care professionals working together. We invite any member to work with one of IL-HPCO’s committees or workgroups, learning about best practice and benchmarking with other organizations