Senate Launches Comprehensive Care Caucus

Yesterday, NHPCO’s VP of Palliative and Advanced Illness Lori Bishop moderated a panel to kick off the newest caucus in the US Senate. Created by Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and co-chaired by Senators Rosen, Barrasso (R-WY), Fischer (R-NE) and Baldwin (D-WI), the caucus aims to raise the public’s awareness and promote the availability and benefits…

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My Hospice: Dave’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Dave Terwilliger, it meant handing over his caregiver “job” so he could focus on being a husband to his wife, Maureen. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the services provided for spouses, like Dave, through the Medicare Hospice…

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My Hospice: Abbi’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Abbi, it means making patients and their families feel cared for, comfortable, and dignified.  As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit for nurses like Abbi. Abbi Bentz is a registered nurse and VITAS® Healthcare Paw…

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August Recess Loading…

August Recess is only two weeks away! For those of us in government relations and in the D.C. Metropolitan area, August provides a break from the everyday hustle and bustle of the political world, but for advocates around the country this is the perfect time to engage with Congressional offices in your own backyard. During…

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My Hospice: Bert’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Bert Snyder, it means providing holistic care through spiritual support to patients and their families as chaplain for Renown Hospice. Bert became a hospice chaplain as a way to incorporate spiritual, psychological and emotional care for the patients he works worth.…

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PCHETA Reintroduced in the Senate!

GREAT NEWS hospice and palliative care advocates! Today, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) as S.2080.  This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is endorsed by a broad coalition of healthcare organizations and has already received 243 cosponsors in the House. If passed, PCHETA…

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My Hospice: Father’s Day Round Up

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. This month, we asked the #MyHospice community to share stories about how hospice helped their fathers. See some of their responses below: “My dad’s hospice nurse knew that his final wish was to walk his granddaughter around the block one more time.…

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New Legislation Introduced to Expand Palliative Care Workforce

NHPCO is proud to support new legislation that would grow the palliative care workforce by creating incentives and loan forgiveness opportunities through the National Health Services Corp. Read more in a press release by NHPCO below: NHPCO Supports Provider Training in Palliative Care Act For Immediate Release:June 21, 2019 NHPCO Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation…

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WELCOME HAN INTERNS!

The HAN Team is delighted to welcome Natasha Cooke and Nicholas Telesco, who will be with us until the end of July. A message from Natasha: Hi! My name is Natasha Cooke and I am the new intern for NHPCO and the Hospice Action Network! I am a student at the University of New Mexico…

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