NHPCO CEO Speaks at National Academy Roundtable

This week, NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach spoke at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on their Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness.  Edo was part of a panel discussion on “Regulatory and Policy Changes necessary to Ensure High quality Care for People of all Ages with Serious Illness.”  During the discussion, Edo emphasized the importance of hospice and palliative care as part of the health care continuum for people with serious illness.  He especially noted the need for palliative care and advance care planning, and earlier and seamless transition to hospice.  The panel also  debated state and federal policy and regulatory changes that would address barriers to high quality care. The roundtable is part of an ongoing effort by NASEM to implement the recommendations of their landmark 2014 Publication, Dying in America.