NAHC to Congress: Fight Opioid Crisis without Limiting Access to Patients in Need

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with other groups in the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in a letter to Congressional leaders, asking them to continue fighting the opioid crisis, but to do so in a way that does not limit access to painkillers for legitimate patients in need. In…

Senate Committee Approves Opioid Package with Hospice Disposal Authority

On Tuesday, April 24, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a markup on S. 2680, the Opioid Crisis Response Act. This comprehensive legislative package takes many different angles to combat the opioid addiction crisis affecting people nationwide. Notable to the hospice industry was the inclusion of a provision allowing hospice providers…