Provider Relief Funding Should be Protected
Statement from NHPCO
July 28, 2021
(Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has issued a statement in response to lawmakers’ consideration of reallocating the Provider Relief Fund established to address needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic towards infrastructure purposes.
“As more Americans become infected with the Delta variant and our healthcare providers and workforce are still struggling to recover from the last COVID-19 wave, now is not the time to divert critical healthcare dollars to infrastructure. While improvements in our country’s infrastructure are important, we cannot risk losing access to critical hospice and palliative care for patients and their families. To do so would be shortsighted and reckless,” Edo Banach, NHPCO President and CEO.