The Hospice Action Network Presents 2023 Angel Awards Honorees

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 19, 2023 President Carter Honored as the First-Ever Recipient of the Courageous Conversations Award (Alexandria, VA) – The Hospice Action Network (HAN), the advocacy affiliate group of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is pleased to announce its 2023 Hospice Action Network Angel Award Honorees. The HAN Angel Awards were…

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Update: Response to House Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-3)’s announcement

On Monday, October 30, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2024. “Congressman Earl Blumenauer is among our strongest allies and friends in Congress. Throughout his career as a consummate public servant, he has time and time again dedicated himself to supporting those with serious illness and those receiving…

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Comments on House Budget Committee RFI on Reducing Federal Health Care Spending

NHPCO provided comments in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the House Budget Committee titled “Solutions to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Federal Health Care Spending in the Budget.” Comments discussed the audit and survey burdens on hospices; the need for interoperability of Electronic Medical Records in hospices; regulatory issues; the need for continued…

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Coalition Letter to CMS: On Auditing of Medicare hospice benefit claims

NHPCO, in partnership with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), LeadingAge, and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), wrote a letter to the Centers for Program Integrity (CPI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) raising concerns over “fundamental,…

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Congressional Briefing Demonstrates the Value of the Medicare Hospice Benefit

New Research Shows Hospice Produces Better Outcomes, Lower Medicare Costs For Immediate ReleaseJuly 28, 2023 (Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA) – On Thursday, July 27 a panel of healthcare experts presented groundbreaking new research at a Capitol Hill briefing for Congressional offices, showing that patient use of hospice contributed to $3.5 billion in Medicare savings…

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