NHPCO, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), and NORC at the University of Chicago partnered for this briefing, which was presented to legislative staffers on Capitol Hill. The briefing highlighted the findings of the recent NORC study on hospice care savings for Medicare. Featured expert speakers included Dianne Munevar, VP of Health Care Strategy at NORC, and HAN members Susan Lloyd, CEO of Delaware Hospice, and Dr. Joseph Shega, CMO of VITAS Healthcare.
MyHospice Ambassadors gathered together with HAN in Washington, DC to meet with Members of Congress in support of key policy priorities. Advocates met with over 100 Congressional offices. Policy priorities included:
Hospice Payment Policy
The Hospice Workforce Crisis
Community -Based Palliative Care
Virtual Hill Day
July 21-22, 2021
HAN advocates united virtually to speak with Members of Congress and their staff. Advocates met with over 200 offices in the House and Senate to share their stories and to discuss key policy priorities, including:
In the midst of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, HAN rallied advocates to reach out to Members of Congress through phone calls, emails, and social media outreach. Nearly 4,000 advocates from across the nation took part to raise a united voice in support of policies vital to hospice and palliative care during this uncertain time.
We Are Hospice was a resource and education fair for Members of Congress and their staff to learn more about hospice and palliative care. The event was hosted by NHPCO and co-sponsored by the Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care. Ten other hospice providers and community partners also participated, sharing the unique, person-centered aspects of these care models on the Hill.
MyHospice Ambassadors took to Capitol Hill to advocate for hospice and palliative care. Ambassadors participated in 56 meetings, with over 20 Members of Congress in support of bolstering the hospice workforce and training, access to care for rural communities, and smart oversight to ensure program integrity.