My Hospice: Hospice Month Round-Up

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. Throughout National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, we have asked members of the hospice community to share what #MyHospice means to them. See some of their stories below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hoffmann Hospice (@hoffmannhospicecares) on Nov…

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In Case You Missed It – Edo Banach, NHPCO President and CEO Testifies at Ways and Means Hearing

Despite all the hustle and bustle around the impeachment hearings, last Thursday, November 14, Congress took time to conduct a hearing on Caring for Aging Americans. An issue that is undoubtedly nonpartisan and far less controversial, but one that is being discussed more and more often as America’s baby boomer population ages and caregivers are…

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My Hospice: Helen’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Helen, it meant being able to go to a “prom” with her boyfriend put on by the facility and her hospice team joined in. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit for patients like Helen and the volunteers…

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My Hospice: April’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For April McClure, it meant being able to help her mother find peace before she died. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the services provided for patients like April’s mother through the Medicare Hospice Benefit. In 2009, April McClure…

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My Hospice: Eliza’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Eliza, it meant being able to recreate the prom she never got to experience in high school. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit so that patients like Eliza are able to continue to make special memories even…

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My Hospice Ambassador Spotlight: Natalie McNeal

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For My Hospice Ambassadors, like Natalie McNeal, it means acting as a leader in their state to support Medicare’s first coordinated care model and protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit. My Hospice Ambassadors are hospice and palliative care professionals with an interest in advocacy who…

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Senate Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Transparency and Oversight in Hospice

Today, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Hospice Care Improvement Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that addresses hospice program integrity, transparency, and education. The legislation follows the release of the July 2019 Office of the Inspector General reports that cited hospice deficiencies and serious incidents of patient abuse.  NHPCO…

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My Hospice: Julie’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Julie Hartman, a bereavement counselor with MultiCare Hospice, it means assisting families even after their loved one’s journey has ended. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the services provided for professionals like Julie and the families she helps…

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