NAHC Submits Recommendations for Improved Care to Rural, Underserved to Congress

In mid-November, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input to inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force as it works to develop bipartisan legislation to improve health care outcomes within underserved communities.  The RFI includes 10 questions designed to elicit recommendations…

House of Representatives Passes Key Hospice Bill

Legislation now moves to the Senate On Monday October 28th the House of Representatives approved H.R. 647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), legislation that would make improvements in the training, education and provision of palliative and hospice care. NAHC has advocated for passage of this bill since it was introduced.…

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…

Senators Promote Palliative Care as NHSC-eligible Primary Care Service

Additional efforts are under way in Congress to help address the growing need for palliative-care trained medical practitioners.  The latest legislation – The Provider Training in Palliative Care Act (S. 1921) – is aimed at recognizing palliative care medicine as an eligible primary care service under the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program.  If enacted,…

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…