August Hospice and Palliative Care News Update!

Labor Day Weekend is here already! As you prepare for the end of summer, get caught up on the latest in hospice and palliative care news:
***SPECIAL NOTICE: NHF Disaster Relief Fund and Hurricane Harvey***
Regulatory Update:
Hospice Compare Goes Live!
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FY2018 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule Announced
From the Desk of the CEO:
Stronger Together
Edo Banach’s Response to KHN/Washington Post
A Broader Lense:
Latest Edition of Pediatric E-Journal Explores Spiritual Care of Children
Registration Open for NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Team Conference in San Diego, CA
Wishing Karen Davis the best for her next adventure!
Check out the latest NHPCO Podcast: Continuous Home Care
Advocacy Shoutout:
Many of you are working on getting Members of Congress to visit your programs, and putting together coalitions of hospice and palliative care organizations in your state to show the Members that a wide swath of the community supports our policies. Thank you for your hard work!
Recently, Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, FL hosted Congressman Francis Rooney, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Des Plaines, IL hosted Congressman Brad Schneider, and Treasure Valley Hospice in Nampa, ID hosted Senator Crapo’s Staffer Rebecca Alcorn, who was able to meet with their patient Phyllis Redifer on her 102nd birthday!
Don’t forget to check out our Legislation Tracker and Advocacy Toolkit for resources to understand policy and get involved! Congress comes back from August Recess on September 5, so that would be a great day to Call or Email your Members and remind them to support our policies!
Is there a resource you need or other tips you have to improve our website? Let us know! We want to make sure we provide as much information as possible to make advocacy easy for you!
Thank you for the amazing work you do, and a special digital hug to everyone in Texas and Louisiana coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Please reach out if we can be of any assistance.