Coalition Letter to Senate Leadership on the end of PHE and telehealth flexibilities

NHPCO was one of over 300 healthcare organizations that sent a letter to Senate leadership, acknowledging how authorized flexibilities in the use of telehealth provided due to the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed access to healthcare for millions of Americans. Stakeholders urged Congress to extend or make permanent these flexibilities in order to continue to best…

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NHPCO Announces New VP of Policy and Government Relations 

(Alexandria, VA) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations (NHPCO) and its affiliate group, the Hospice Action Network (HAN) announced that after an extensive search for the ideal candidate, Logan Hoover has stepped into the role of Vice President of Policy and Government Relations. In this position, Hoover leads activities related to the development…

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NHPCO and HAN Endorse the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act

(Alexandria, VA) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its advocacy affiliate, the Hospice Action Network (HAN), are pleased to endorse the Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act (S.4352/H.R. 8576), sponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Congressman Greg Murphy (R-NC), which will take crucial next steps to better understand the current…

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Organizations Advocate to Congress for a More Sufficient FY23 Hospice Payment Increase

July 12, 2022 Download the PDF Version The Honorable Charles SchumerMajority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnellRepublican LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthyRepublican LeaderU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McCarthy: On behalf of…

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Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services on the importance of bereavement services in addressing national mental health crisis

Letter to Secretary Xavier Becerra of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the ongoing national mental health crisis. Letter noted that an often overlooked aspect of mental health is addressing grief and that hospice providers are often the ones providing on-the-ground bereavement services to their communities on a micro and macro level.

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NHPCO and HAN Call on Congress to Protect Hospice Medicare Benefits

For Immediate Release:April 8, 2022 (Alexandria, Va) – Today, Congress is leaving town for a two-week vacation without addressing the cuts to hospice. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Hospice Action Network (HAN) are voicing their concerns for the hospice provider community. Due to congressional inaction, a one percent cut to Medicare payments known as sequestration…

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Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding Bereavement

Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce leadership regarding a hearing titled Communities in Need: Legislation to Support Mental Health and Well-Being. Letter highlighted that addressing grief is a key but often overlooked component of mental health, and that hospice and palliative care professionals bring strong experience in helping individuals, families, and communities process…

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Coalition letter to Congressional Leadership on Medicare sequestration and continued telehealth flexibility

NHPCO, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), LeadingAge, and the National Partnership for Healthcare & Hospice Innovation (NPHI), partnered on a letter to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to suspend the full 2% Medicare sequestration payment cut through the end of the COVID-19 PHE or December 31, 2022 (whichever is later)…

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