September News Roundup

As the nights turn crisper, cuddle up with some hot-off-the-presses hospice and palliative care news:


What’s up on Capitol Hill

NHPCO Submits Recommendations for Hospice Regulatory Relief to House Ways and Means Committee

Rural Hospice Patients Need Your Help!


Regulatory Update

CMS Announces Changes to MAC Medical Review Process

FY2018 Hospice Medicaid Rates Announced

CMS Issues Hurricane Response Guidance


Looking Ahead

November is National Hospice Month. Check out our resources here!

-Please join us Friday, November 3rd for A Day of National Hospice Awareness! Learn more.

-November 11 is Veterans Day. Check out our We Honor Veterans resources here, and make sure you invite your Members of Congress to your Veterans Day Events!


Updated Facts and Figures is here! Get a sneak peak, and stay tuned for more information throughout October!


Good Reads

Hospice In Politico: Read Past the Headlines

NHPCO Applauds New Research Raising Awareness of Value in Earlier Access to Hospice

Jon Keyserling Steps into a New Adventure

-Fall Newsline addresses LGBTQ Care, From Special Population to Inclusion


Advocacy Shoutout

Seasons Hospice in Orange County, CA hosts Congressional Staffer


Don’t forget to check out the latest NHPCO Podcast, What’s a PEPPER Report, and why does my program need one?.


As always, we are keeping a close eye on any changes coming out of Congress, CMS, and the White House. Feel free to share this update with your teams, and please share our current Action Alerts! The more people who contact Congress, the better!


Thanks for all you do!