NAHC to NIH: Include our Palliative Care Recommendations in COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined like-minded organizations in the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care in writing a letter to the National Institutes of Health, urging that our expert palliative care content be included in COVID-19 treatment guidelines. NAHC applauds NIH’s timely development and dissemination of the National…

National Institutes of Health Offers Funding Opportunities in Palliative Care

The National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health has announced two funding opportunities, both called “Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings,” intended to stimulate research to determine needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. For both opportunities, open dates for submission start…

Proposed 2019 Budget Cuts CMS and ONC

The House Appropriations Committee has released a draft 2019 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that proposes boosting the department by about $1 billion to $89.2 billion, but contains significant cuts for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).…

Omnibus Spending Bill Has New Money for HHS, Opioid Treatment

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that includes a $10 billion increase in funding for the Department of Health and Human Services and an additional $3.6 billion for treatment of opioid addiction and mental health services. Despite hinting at a veto, President Trump announced at a 1:00…