Comments to Ways and Means Committee re: Hearing on Enhancing Access to Care at Home in Rural and Underserved Communities

NHPCO submitted comments highlighting hospice and palliative care providers’ expertise and dedication to providing care at home in rural and underserved communities. As innovators in providing individualized care to patients and families at home, NHPCO encouraged the Committee to look to hospice and palliative care when considering how other providers can best deliver care and attention to these communities. The letter highlighted multiple stories of hospice and palliative care providers going above and beyond in the face of natural disasters and dangerous weather; serving veterans; providing for communities that otherwise are underserved by the healthcare system.