Before you head out for the weekend….

Take off those sunglasses and refresh yourself with the latest hospice and palliative care news:

Registration Closes TODAY For the 2017 Advocacy Intensive! Register here now!
Thank you to the over 200 Advocates who have registered for this event! Registration closes TODAY, Friday June 30, but email us if you have a last minute registration and we will try to squeeze you in. While at the event, attendees will learn about important legislation, how to speak to Congress, and how to be a good advocate back home.  Here is a sneak peek of what to expect!

Regulatory Update:
CMS Releases FY2017 Hospice Wage Index Proposed Rule
…And NHPCO Submits its Response Letter

News from DC
The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act is introduced in the House and Senate

The CHRONIC Bill makes if through the Senate’s Finance Committee

New NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach Begins his Summer Listening Tour

Advocacy Shout-Out:

Over fifteen-hundred e-mails were sent to Congress this month regarding the Patient Choice and Quality Care Act! Congratulations to all the hospice advocates who contacted their Congressmen. If you haven’t yet taken action, do it here today!

Looking Ahead:               
NHCPO’s Creative Arts Contest Closes July 21st!
Learn more about the official rules and how to submit your artwork by visiting the NHPCO Creative Arts Contest website today!

Virtual Hill Week is July 17-21! Can’t make it to DC for the Advocacy Intensive? That same week, you can support your fellow Advocates by calling Congress and asking for their support! Watch for an email from HAN about how to participate!

Good Reads:

Congress is Still Listening to YOU!

Protecting Pediatric Palliative Care

To the Nursing Assistants

As always, we are here to answer your questions! We love hearing from you. You can reach us at, on Facebook and Twitter, and of course on our website.

Enjoy the warmer weather!

PS: Let’s keep sending those letters to Congress on behalf of all hospice and palliative care legislation. Click here to enter our Legislative Action Center!