Congress Needs to Hear from You!

  • Wednesday, September 14
  • REGISTER (required)

Home health providers are facing a devastating payment cut.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) wants Congress to slash the hospice cap.

Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) rates continue to be woefully inadequate.

Despite unprecedented labor and inflationary challenges, care-in-the-home providers of all kinds continue to lack the policy supports they need to meet growing demand.

What are we going to do about it?

Join us in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 14th for a Capitol Hill Day of Advocacy to urge Congress to support policies that will protect and expand access to quality care in the home. You may think you don’t know how to advocate for home health and/or hospice, but the truth is, you’re the perfect person to do it. Why? Because you know the challenges faced by providers better than anyone else because those are the challenges you deal with every single day.

“Decisions are being made right now that will impact almost every home health and hospice provider in the country,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “NAHC is fighting for you every day in D.C., but visits from actual constituents, real voters with real concerns, make the biggest impression on lawmakers. It is vitally important that providers of care in the home all over the country become engaged on these topics. Other industries have piles of money to throw around, but we have the best people with the best stories. Come to D.C. and tell your story.”

Prior to your meetings with lawmakers, NAHC host a virtual briefing to give a lay of the land in D.C., as well as a full rundown of the top home care and hospice issues currently before Congress. The briefing will be recorded and available to watch on your own schedule.

No need to worry about scheduling meetings with your Senators and Representatives*, we’ll take care of that for you based on the information you provide via registration. Please indicate your preference for scheduling support when registering.

Registration is required. Due to increased security at the Capitol, visitors are not permitted to enter unless they have been added to a list with security prior to the meeting. If we do not have your name for scheduling, you will not be added to their list, and thus unable to participate.

Please register as soon as possible to optimize the meeting scheduling process. September will be very busy on the hill. Delaying registration will limit congressional offices’ ability to meet. NAHC recommends you also book your travel and accommodations as soon as possible (note – there is not a designated hotel for those attending this event)

*Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and heightened security following the January 6th attack not all Congressional offices are conducting in-person meetings. In the event that an in-person meeting is not available we will schedule a virtual meeting and provide the Zoom contact information for it.