NHPCO and HAN work around the clock to monitor and move policy issues impacting the hospice community.  Some are straightforward and some are tremendously complex, so we try to do the heavy lifting in boiling it down to what it means for the hospice community and the patients and families who depend on us.  NHPCO HAN policy resources are intended to educate a variety of audiences – the provider community, policy makers, and the general public. If you have questions, please feel free to email us!

Hospice: Leading Interdisciplinary Care

Issue Snapshots

Opioid Toolkit (Updated 12/2020)

Palliative Care State Toolkit

Medicare Hospice Benefit 

Historical References:

Cost Effectiveness of Hospice (Health Affairs Study)

Duke Study (Cost Effectiveness of the Medicare Hospice Benefit)