The Year in Review: Home Health and Hospice in Congress in 2019

Congress Actively Pursued Key Home Health and Hospice Concerns NAHC scored some big victories for patients and providers While 2019 was frequently marked by intense partisan wrangling in Congress, a year-end review by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) shows that elected officials still found time to pursue a number of issues…

Bipartisan Legislation to Grow the Palliative Care Workforce Introduced in Congress

NAHC advocacy effort succeeds Please support this important legislation NOW! It takes only a few seconds On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), a bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice…

NAHC Supports Legislation to Boost Palliative Care, Education

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of like-minded organizations in sending a letter to Congress announcing our enthusiastic support for the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), introduced in the House of Representatives last week as H.R. 647. This bipartisan legislation will make a difference…

Help NAHC Expand the Supply of Trained Hospice, Palliative Care Personnel

Urge Senate Passage of PCHETA! In late July the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA — H.R. 1676). This legislative proposal has been introduced over the last several Congresses and has enjoyed widespread bipartisan and bicameral support, as well as the support of key stakeholders in hospice…

Hospice Education Bill Passes House of Representatives

— NAHC has been an advocate for PCHETA On Monday the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 1676). This bill, a National Association for Home Care and Hospice priority, has enjoyed ample and broad bipartisan support, garnering 285 cosponsors prior to the vote. The…

House Committee Approves Key Hospice Bill Supported by NAHC

The Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday, July 12, 2018, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 1676), a piece of legislation the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has supported and helped guide through Congress for months. The Palliative Care and Hospice…

Key House Panel Advances NAHC-Supported Hospice Legislation

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health advanced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) on Wednesday, June 27. PCHETA would increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited medical, nursing, and social work schools, and other programs; promote education and research in palliative care…

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…