Hospice Groups Outline Priorities for Possible New COVID-19 Legislation

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and a group of hospice organizations have sent a letter to Congress highlighting the need for further health care reform to allow hospice and palliative care to serve their patients while stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Over the last several weeks, Congress has…

The Challenges States Face to Promote Advanced Care Planning

Efforts by the various states to promote advanced care planning vary widely in their techniques and success, often leading to confusion for patients and access problems for clinicians, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). An advance care directive is a written instruction recognized under state law and relating to the…