NHPCO and HAN Urge CMS to Implement More Telehealth Data Collection and Oversight

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 14, 2022  (Alexandria – VA) The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its affiliate group, the Hospice Action Network (HAN) recently led a letter on behalf of organizations representing a broad coalition of the hospice, palliative care, and telehealth communities urging Congress to require Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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Letter on hearing regarding the importance of immigrants to the healthcare workforce

NHPCO wrote to the leadership of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety regarding a hearing held on September 14, 2022 titled “Flatlining Care: Why Immigrants Are Crucial to Bolstering Our Health Care Workforce.” NHPCO acknowledged that immigrants are integral to the healthcare workforce–but training and education pathways are needed to bolster their…

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NHPCO and HAN endorsement of Supporting Our Seniors Act

NHPCO and HAN wrote a letter of endorsement of the Supporting Our Seniors Act to Senators Jacky Rosen (NV) and John Boozman (WY). The legislation would have established a national advisory committee with subject matter experts on seniors, individuals with disabilities, and palliative care. The committee would be charged with providing annual policy recommendations on…

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Coalition Letter to Senate Leadership on the end of PHE and telehealth flexibilities

NHPCO was one of over 300 healthcare organizations that sent a letter to Senate leadership, acknowledging how authorized flexibilities in the use of telehealth provided due to the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed access to healthcare for millions of Americans. Stakeholders urged Congress to extend or make permanent these flexibilities in order to continue to best…

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NHPCO and HAN Endorse the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act

(Alexandria, VA) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its advocacy affiliate, the Hospice Action Network (HAN), are pleased to endorse the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act (S.4352/H.R. 8576), sponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Congressman Greg Murphy (R-NC), which will take crucial next steps to better understand the current…

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Organizations Advocate to Congress for a More Sufficient FY23 Hospice Payment Increase

July 12, 2022 Download the PDF Version The Honorable Charles SchumerMajority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnellRepublican LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthyRepublican LeaderU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McCarthy: On behalf of…

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Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services on the importance of bereavement services in addressing national mental health crisis

Letter to Secretary Xavier Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the ongoing national mental health crisis. Letter noted that an often overlooked aspect of mental health is addressing grief and that hospice providers are often the ones providing on-the-ground bereavement services to their communities on a micro and macro level.

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Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding Bereavement

Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce leadership regarding a hearing titled Communities in Need: Legislation to Support Mental Health and Well-Being. Letter highlighted that addressing grief is a key but often overlooked component of mental health, and that hospice and palliative care professionals bring strong experience in helping individuals, families, and communities process…

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