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…

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…

House of Representatives Passes NAHC-supported Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The House of Representatives passed 25 bills on Tuesday, June 12, to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic, including legislation like H.R. 5041, strongly supported by NAHC, which would enable hospices to keep potentially dangerous painkillers out of the hands of people who might sell or otherwise abuse them. The latest figures from the Centers for…

Congressional Leaders Press HHS for Answers on Cybersecurity in Health Care

Key leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to the Department of Health and Human Services last week, raising concerns about the department’s implementation of the Cyber Security Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 and requesting important updates, including information about the Cyber Threat Preparedness Report (CTPR). The letter, signed by…