Advocate for Critical Hospice & Palliative Care Workforce Supports During Tomorrow’s PCHETA Virtual Day of Action

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To kick off National Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month, you are invited to participate in an online advocacy day to seek additional cosponsors for their support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), S. 2243. On Wednesday, November 1st, NAHC, along with many other serious illness stakeholder organizations, are asking […]

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Support PCHETA Legislation to Boost Hospice & Palliative Care Workforce

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CLICK HERE to fill out an online form to have your name added to a letter to your Senator asking for their support of PCHETA: – Deadline is Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm ET The Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S. 4260) is the most important hospice and palliative care workforce investment legislation in Congress currently. […]

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Lend Your Support to PCHETA Legislation to Boost Hospice & Palliative Care Workforce

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CLICK HERE to fill out an online form to have your name added to a letter to your Senator asking for their support of PCHETA: – Deadline is Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm ET The Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S. 4260) is the most important hospice and palliative care workforce […]

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NAHC Advocacy: Progress on Critical Hospice Issue

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NAHC staffers are constantly working to advance the interests of home care and hospice providers and patients, by working directly with policymakers and exploring every avenue to improve access to quality care in the home. Here is a summary of recent progress made on critical advocacy issues. Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act […]

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NAHC Advocacy: Progress on Critical Hospice Issue

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NAHC staffers are constantly working to advance the interests of home care and hospice providers and patients, by working directly with policymakers and exploring every avenue to improve access to quality care in the home. Here is a summary of recent progress made on critical advocacy issues. Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act […]

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Hospice Notes for July 13, 2022

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Congress is facing a packed few weeks in the lead-up to the monthslong August recess. The potential revival of a slimmed-down reconciliation package sought by Senate Democrats remains top-of-mind for many DC watchers. While nothing is concrete at this point, it unfortunately appears likely that any smaller party-line reconciliation bill will omit major funding investments […]

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

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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 […]

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House of Representatives Passes Key Hospice Bill

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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. […]

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Bipartisan Legislation to Grow the Palliative Care Workforce Introduced in Congress

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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 […]

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Senators Promote Palliative Care as NHSC-eligible Primary Care Service

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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, […]

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