Commentary on Washington Post article
August 21, 2014
What has been reported is not an accurate portrayal of hospice care in the U.S. Virtually all of our providers are doing the right thing and providing the highest quality care to patients and their loved ones.
August 21, 2014
It was a year ago on August 22 that our colleague and friend Galen Miller died unexpectedly. At the time of his death, Galen was serving as the Executive Vice President of NHPCO and its affiliated organizations.
Those of us at NHPCO, NHF, Global Partners in Care, and Hospice Action Network wanted to take a moment to reflect on Galen’s gifts to the field on this anniversary of his death.
August 6, 2014
Comment from NHPCO on a Washington Post Article
The Washington Post article, “Rising rates of hospice discharge in U.S. raise questions about quality of care” (08/06/14, online) looks at the issue of live discharges and once again tends to paint a one-side picture of the field.
Live discharges are not an uncommon occurrence in hospice nor is the effort to understand them.
For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2014
New CMS Guidance on Part D and Hospice Should Benefit Dying Patients
NHPCO Applauds Measure that will Bring Relief to Dying Patients and Family Caregivers and reduce confusion among hospice providers and Part D sponsors
July 16, 2014
One Voice: Serving All Patients and Families
This resolution was originally endorsed by the NHPCO Board in 2008 and ratified thereafter by successive NHPCO Boards. The message of this document continues to hold true and resonates today and NHPCO’s leadership shares this document with the diverse hospice and palliative care community.