For Immediate Release
January 13, 2022 

PHE Helps Hospices and Palliative Care Providers Deliver Patient Care During COVID-19 

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) today requested that the Biden Administration extend the COVID-19 public health emergency, which is currently set to expire on January 16.  

 In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Honorable Xavier Becerra, NHPCO stated that: “Hospice and palliative care providers are still being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically through staff and testing shortages. Extending the public health emergency will provide essential support and flexibilities to hospices and palliative care providers as they continue to serve patients safely and effectively, while facing another record COVID-19 surge.” 

Download the full letter 


Jon Radulovic
NHPCO Communications
Ph: 571-412-3973