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Fight for Home Care and Hospice as an Online Advocate on Tuesday, April 2!

April 1, 2019


Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications

Fight for Home Care and Hospice as an Online Advocate on Tuesday, April 2!

Washington, D.C. — Home care and hospice leaders from across the United States are in Washington, DC right now to speak up about the key issues affecting our patients and providers. Although you’re not able to make it this year, you can still do your part to ensure lawmakers know where you stand.

We invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby Day Toolkit today to access the tools you need to make sure your voice is heard. We’re asking you to take just five minutes to call, email, or post an update on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. You can also visit the NAHC Legislative Action Center to instantly send a message.

Why Is This So Important?
When congressional offices hear from their constituents, they record the contact. If they receive numerous contacts on the same issue (i.e. Home Health Payment Innovation Act, Home Health Rural Add-on, Hospice MA Carve-in), they know the matter is of importance. This allows the member of Congress to be better informed of the interests of their constituents and more likely to make a decision on the matter.

Visit the online toolkit today to familiarize yourself with the issues that can or will have an impact on your agency, now and in the future.

Thank you in advance for doing your part to show your support for NAHC and the home care and hospice community.

Step 1:

Visit the NAHC Legislative Advocacy Center to instantly send a message to your official. The message is pre-written all you have to do is enter a few details and click send. It’s really that simple. Visit today!

Step 2:

Review the key issues below to learn more about what your peers will be discussing on Capitol Hill.

Key Issues

  • Home Health Payment Innovation Act (S. 433)– Legislation that would remove CMS’ unproven assumption-based rate changes in favor of adjustments based on actual behavior changes;
  • Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 296)– Legislation to allow non-physician practitioners to certify home health under Medicare;
  • Home Health Rural Add-on – Legislation would provide a three percent extension for three years, with a study to review its ongoing application;
  • Hospice MA Carve-in – Education regarding a proposal coming from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) that would test the inclusion of hospice in Medicare Advantage.

Step 3:

Call or email your Senators or Representative to express your concerns.

House Switchboard – 202-225-3121
Senate Switchboard – 202-224-3121



Step 4:

Spread the word via social media using hashtag #NAHCMOW19.



Final Step:

Share with us! Send an email to, tweet us at @officialnahc (with hashtag #NAHCMOW19) or leave a note on our Facebook wall letting us know you took action (and anything you heard from your legislators).

Please share this page with your colleagues and friends via email and/or social media.

Remember, the best advocates for home care and hospice patients and providers are the people who work in home care and hospice and the people and families who enjoy the best health care in the world in the comfort and security of their own homes. If home care and hospice matter to you, speak out for them no matter where you are. Become a Virtual Advocate!


About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit