CMS’ Verma Marks 2nd Anniversary of Patients over Paperwork Initiative with Listening Session

NAHC shares recommendations as part of stakeholder sessions On October 29, 2019, Administrator Seema Verma celebrated the second anniversary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) signature Patients Over Paperwork (PoP)  initiative by hosting an event that marked progress made to date with addresses by Verma, CMS staff and provider representatives.  In the…

NAHC Joins National Initiative Asking Nurses to Lead by Example to Promote Advance Care Planning – #ISaidWhatIWant

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with nursing specialty organizations representing more than 700,000 nurses to promote advance care planning. The initiative encourages all nurses to lead by example by establishing their own advance care plan. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process for patients and their families to discuss…

Palliative Nursing Summit Advances Agenda in Priority Areas of Pain, Advance Care Planning

In May 2017, multiple stakeholders in palliative nursing joined forces to develop a collaborative framework for advancing a shared agenda relative to communication and advance care planning, pain and symptom management, and coordination/transitions of care.  Subsequent to that one-day meeting, the Palliative Nursing Summit (PNS) Steering Committee identified two priority areas for immediate action by…

National Healthcare Decisions Day is About Taking Control

Today is the annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) and the kick off of NHDD Week. For 2018, NHDD will be a week-long event, from April 16 to 22. National Healthcare Decisions Day aims to help people across the United States understand the value of advance healthcare planning. A Conversation Project national survey in 2013…

HHS Nominee Supports Advanced Care Planning, Mandatory Pilot Payment Programs

Alex Azar, the former pharmaceutical executive chosen by President Donald J. Trump to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services, told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that he supports mandatory new payment model testing and advanced care planning. Speaking to the Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing, Mr. Azar said mandatory pilot…