Congressional Activity Reflects Strong Interest in Palliative Care

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A series of bicameral and bipartisan actions in Congress in recent weeks has signalled strong support for the expansion and strengthening of palliative care in the United States. As the population ages and more people live longer with greater disability and disease, policymakers are increasingly motivated to build out the palliative care infrastructure so that […]

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Congressional Activity Reflects Strong Interest in Palliative Care

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A series of bicameral and bipartisan actions in Congress in recent weeks has signalled strong support for the expansion and strengthening of palliative care in the United States. As the population ages and more people live longer with greater disability and disease, policymakers are increasingly motivated to build out the palliative care infrastructure so that […]

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CMS to Extend Medicare Care Choice Model

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​The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will extend the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) by one calendar year, through December 31, 2021, allowing more Medicare beneficiaries to access supportive care. MCCM tests a new option for Medicare beneficiaries to receive supportive care services from selected hospice providers. It evaluates whether those services can […]

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