Virtual Advocacy Week Final Numbers

The HAN team is deeply appreciative for all of the hospice and palliative care advocates who took action last week by calling, emailing, and messaging their lawmakers via social media regarding the need for a 1135 waiver for hospice and increased funding and availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the provider community. As of…

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A Goodbye From Lauren Drew

While the timing is not ideal, I wanted to let the community know that after five years with HAN and NHPCO, I am moving on to a new opportunity. I am staying in the healthcare advocacy space, and going to the National Kidney Foundation to be their new Director of Congressional Relations. I am so…

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NHPCO Sends Letter to White House Requesting 1135 Disaster Waiver for Hospice

Visit nhpco.org/coronavirus for more resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 Amid COVID-19 spread and rising concerns related to the virus, NHPCO has submitted a letter to the White House requesting a disaster waiver for hospice. See NHPCO’s official press release below: For Immediate Release:March 11, 2020 NHPCO Sends Letter to White House Requesting 1135 Disaster…

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COVID-19 Information

As new cases of Corona Virus (COVID-19) are confirmed in the United States, it’s imperative that the hospice and palliative care community is equipped with emergency preparedness resources and information regarding this virus. NHPCO’s COVID-19 Information Page provides: Updates About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Healthcare Provider Operations on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Related to Medical Supplies…

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My Hospice: Autumn’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Autumn, a CNA for AseraCare Hospice, it means a rewarding career with a supportive team who stepped in when her family member was receiving care. Autumn has many stories of caring for patients as a hospice CNA. From a grandfather figure who treated…

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My Hospice: Aaron and Roslyn’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Aaron and his wife Roslyn, it means spending more precious time together, celebrating their 613,632 hours of love. For 95-year-old Aaron Wiseman, getting to spend some time each weekday with Roslyn, his wife of 70 years, means a lot. Aaron lives…

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House Introduces Hospice Integrity Legislation

On February 10, the House of Representatives introduced the “HOSPICE” Act to address issues related to hospice program integrity. See below for NHPCO’s public statement on this legislation: For Immediate Release:February 10, 2020 NHPCO Releases Statement on House Program Integrity Legislation (Alexandria, VA) – Today the House of Representatives introduced the “Helping Our Senior Population in…

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We Are Hospice Event on Capitol Hill

On January 15, NHPCO hosted “We Are Hospice”, a resource fair to educate lawmakers and their staff about the value of person-centered care and celebrate the hospice community. The event was cosponsored by the Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and 10 hospice care providers and community partners participated including AAHPM, HPNA, SWPHN, Pet Peace…

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RAH Update – CBO Score!

We recently got some great news: the Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementing the Rural Access to Hospice Act would only cost $5 million over ten years. While that sounds like a lot of money to us normal folks, in the scheme of the United States budget, that is not a lot of money. That…

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