DALLAS, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospice Pharmacy Solutions believes in hospice care and is doing its part in letting lawmakers know about this valuable service. HPS, a Dallas-based pharmacy benefit management service with programs specific to hospice providers, is supporting the hospice community by sponsoring the Hospice Action Network's (HAN) 2016 Advocacy Intensive, July 18 and 19, in Washington, D.C.
"HPS works hand-in-hand with hospice providers across the country," said Jack Sayler, HPS president. "We see the remarkable work delivered by hospice caregivers, and we're honored to be able to support those caregivers at this year's Advocacy Intensive."
The HAN Advocacy Intensive is an advocacy event for the hospice community, held annually in Washington, D.C. The event brings hospice caregivers together with members of Congress to effect change for the hospice community.
In 2015, more than 275 hospice advocates from 49 states and the District of Columbia represented the hospice community on Capitol Hill. While in Washington, D.C., hospice professionals will meet with members of Congress to discuss federal legislation that impacts hospice care, such as a proposed Medicare Advantage Hospice "Carve-in," the Care Planning Act and the Rural Access to Hospice Act. The event is free; however, lodging and transportation are not covered. HPS' sponsorship will provide scholarship funding for travel and hotel costs, which allows active hospice caregivers to attend the Advocacy Intensive.
In late 2015, HPS merged Sacramento-based Outcome Resources into its operation. Outcome Resources was HAN's first scholarship sponsor in 2013, and HPS is proud to continue this important support. HPS understands the unique role hospice provides in the healthcare continuum. "Hospice professionals have powerful stories of compassion and care," added Sayler. "HPS is proud to provide support so they can share those stories with our lawmakers."
ABOUT HOSPICE PHARMACY SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2004 and based in Dallas, Tex., Hospice Pharmacy Solutions gives hospice providers control over pricing, plan design and formularies with clinical services. HPS provides high-quality services, including automated CMS-required reports; and software interfaces to help clients deliver optimum end-of-life care through formulary management, education and reporting tools.
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