NASHP Releases Palliative Care Primer Aimed at State Policymakers

In late 2018, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) launched a project funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation designed to explore the role states play in improving access to and quality of palliative care for individuals with serious illnesses.  The collaborative has already yielded a number of useful items, including a “resource…

State Health Policy Center Expands Resources on State Strategies to Address Palliative Care Access

As previously referenced in NAHC Report, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has established a Resource Hub designed to assist states in advancing the development of palliative care.  More recently, NASHP has expanded the site to include two resources for use in this regard: Advancing Palliative Care for Adults with Serious Illness: A…

NASHP, Hartford Foundation Team Up to Support State Palliative Care Efforts

While Medicare and most Medicaid programs do not have formally-established palliative care benefits, many patients throughout the United States are able to secure some form of palliative care services through existing benefit structures, including through home health agencies, physician group practices, and hospital-based programs.  As interest in development of a more formalized structure for care…