Education

IL-HPCO Webinars

2024 ILHPCO/WIPCA Webinar Series

Thursday, May 23 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. CT

Virtual Event | Join Zoom Meeting

TOPIC: Emergency Preparedness for Hospice Providers

SPEAKER: Connie Polke, Founder and CEO, CHUG (Collaborative HealthCare Urgency Group)

Registration is FREE for IL-HPCO and WiPCHA members. Non-member fees are $25.


Tuesday, June 18 | 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT

Virtual Event | Join Zoom Meeting (Coming Soon)

TOPIC: Words Matter: Ethical Communication Considerations in EOL Care

SPEAKER: Dr. Tracy Schroepfer, PhD, MSW, MA, Professor at the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Registration is FREE for IL-HPCO members. Select the WiHPCA Collaborator ticket type.
Registration code: FN3PE5HC


2024 ILHPCO Webinars

Wednesday, June 26 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. CT

Virtual Event | Join Zoom Meeting (Coming Soon)

TOPIC: A Review of Illinois Regulations: RN Delegation Authority & LPN Scope of Practice at End-of-Life

SPEAKER: Ellen Byrne, MPP, IL-HPCO Director of Policy & Government Affairs

Registration is FREE for IL-HPCO members. Non-member fees are $25. 1 CEU Credit.

Regional Meetings

2024 Regional Meeting

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CT

Northern Illinois Hospice
4751 Harrison Ave
Rockford, IL 61108

Lunch will be provided.

TOPIC: Hospice Regulatory Update
SPEAKER: Ellen Byrne, IL-HPCO Director of Policy and Government Affairs

Registration is FREE for ILHPCO members. Non-member fees are $25. 1 CEU is available for nurses & social workers.

Annual Education Conference

2024 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Building a Stronger Community: Shaping the Future of Hospice
Northern Illinois University (NIU) | Naperville, IL

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Acknowledge and support pathways for transparent communication between hospice teams
  • Supporting each other during times of uncertainty
  • Strategies in recruiting and retaining a solid workforce

Registration Fees for Conference:

Member: $125
Non-member: $175

IL-HPCO Townhall

IL-HPCO “NEW YEARS REGULATIONS” 2024 

Thursday, November 30, 2023
1:00-2:00pm CT

While you’re starting to think about New Year’s Resolutions, IL-HPCO is starting to think about New Year’s Regulations! Join us for an overview of state and federal regulations that will impact hospice operations starting on January 1, 2024. Each guest presentation will be followed by audience questions and discussion about how your hospice can get ready to be successful (and compliant) in 2024. Guest speakers include Patrick Harrison, NHPCO, Senior Director of Regulatory and Compliance and Ellen Byrne, IL-HPCO, Director of Policy and Government Affairs.

Free for IL-HPCO Members
$75 for Non-Members

Reimbursement Audio Conferences

Audio Conferences on Reimbursement

Join us for a talk with the experts!

Dates: March 9, June 8, October 12.

Who should attend?

  • Billing staff
  • Accounts Receiveable Managers
  • Reimbursement Supervisors
  • Authorization Staff
  • MCO Specialists
  • Payer Relations Staff

Come prepared to discuss:

  • Specific MCO issues
  • Outstanding back-log in dollars and dates
  • Any stories on reimbursement

Email Kelly Schnetzer or Carrie Bill with examples prior to each meeting.

Upcoming Webinars and Hospice Network Webinars