NAHC Urges CMS on Implementation of Hospice Survey Reforms

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a series of recommendations related to implementation of the hospice survey reforms enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 in late December. The reforms were triggered by Office of the Inspector…

NAHC Urges White House, Congressional Action on Palliative Care Priorities for 2021

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, of which the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a member, recently submitted a comprehensive set of legislative and regulatory recommendations to the Biden Administration and to key leaders of the 117th Congress.  The recommendations lay out the policy agenda that the Coalition intends…

Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Palliative Care and Hospice, Now and into the Future

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice will present a new webinar in its COVID-19 Town Hall series, addressing the impact of the novel coronavirus on hospice and palliative care and what it means for the future. The webinar will air on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern. REGISTRATION IS…

Free Webinar on the new Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care will host a complimentary webinar to present the newly published National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition (NCP Guidelines). The 4th edition has been expanded to improve access to quality palliative care for all people living with serious illness, regardless of setting, diagnosis, prognosis, or…

New National Guidelines Call for Improved Access to Vital Palliative Care

Many people living with a serious illness who are receiving treatment for their condition, whether heart failure, lung disease, cancer or another illness, don’t have access to palliative care, which can make all the difference in how they feel physically, emotionally and spiritually. New palliative care guidelines set out to improve access to this care,…

CMS Awards Funding for Development of Palliative Care, Other Quality Measures

On September 21 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded seven organizations new cooperative agreements to partner in developing, improving, updating, or expanding quality measures for Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP). These cooperative agreements, authorized under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), represent the first funding initiative supporting public-private…