PCHETA Removed from Mark-Up

Some unfortunate news – PCHETA has been removed from today’s HELP Committee Markup. It is our understanding that the Department of Health and Human Services raised concerns about some of the accreditation language in the bill. While we are working to understand the exact nature of their concerns, we are committed to providing an appropriate…

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Next Generation Leadership Council & My Hospice: Ryan’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Next Generation Leaders, like Ryan, it means investing in the development of young leaders who will continue to support Medicare’s first coordinated care model and protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit. NHPCO’s Next Generation Leadership Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to help…

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PCHETA Scheduled for Mark-Up Next Week!

The HAN team is excited to announce that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee will consider the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA, S.2080) during a mark-up on December 12th at 10:00 AM ET. HELP Committee Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray were negotiating the final bill text earlier…

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My Hospice: Brooke’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For hospice staff like Brooke, it means working with patients who reinforce and remind them why hospice is their passion. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the services and care provided by individuals like Brooke under the hospice Medicare…

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My Hospice Ambassador Spotlight: Torrie Campbell

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For My Hospice Ambassadors, like Torrie Campbell, 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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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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