NHPCO, HAN, and 12 other supporting hospice and palliative care organizations wrote to House and Senate leadership, urging Congress to call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to the proposed payment rate increase for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) to provide a more sufficient rate. The proposed rate of 2.7% does not match the reality of the unprecedented demands and costs that hospice providers and programs are facing across the country.