Coalition Letter to CMS: On Auditing of Medicare hospice benefit claims

NHPCO, in partnership with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), LeadingAge, and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), wrote a letter to the Centers for Program Integrity (CPI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) raising concerns over “fundamental,…

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Congressional Briefing Demonstrates the Value of the Medicare Hospice Benefit

New Research Shows Hospice Produces Better Outcomes, Lower Medicare Costs For Immediate ReleaseJuly 28, 2023 (Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA) – On Thursday, July 27 a panel of healthcare experts presented groundbreaking new research at a Capitol Hill briefing for Congressional offices, showing that patient use of hospice contributed to $3.5 billion in Medicare savings…

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David Klementz and Chris Taelman Join the Hospice Action Network Board of Directors

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 24, 2023 (Alexandria, VA) – The Hospice Action Network (HAN), the advocacy affiliate of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is pleased to announce that Chris Taelman and David Klementz have joined its board of directors. Klementz is President and CEO of Traditions Health, a nationally recognized leader in high-quality…

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NHPCO Welcomes Congressional Reintroduction of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 12, 2023 (Alexandria, VA) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its advocacy affiliate, the Hospice Action Network (HAN) are pleased to support the reintroduction of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) in the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan legislation (S. 2243) would meet the growing demand…

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Response to Request for Information on the Healthcare Workforce Crisis

NHPCO submitted a letter in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on the healthcare workforce crisis. Submitted comments focused on COVID-19’s impact on the hospice and palliative care workforce, research demonstrating the dire need for more hospice and palliative care workers, worker burnout, and…

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Hospice Action Network Honors Congressional Champions with Angel Award

(Alexandria, VA) – The Hospice Action Network (HAN), the advocacy affiliate group of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is pleased to announce its 2022 Hospice Action Network Angel Award Honorees. This award was created to recognize select members of Congress on both sides of the aisle for their ongoing efforts to amplify the voices of patients,…

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