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Sep 19, 2014, 10:16 ET
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More than 1 million people learn dying can still include a lot of living

Many people equate a conversation about hospice as being told they must give up. However, more than 1 million people across the nation have...

Sep 19, 2014, 09:36 ET

NHPCO Applauds Passage of the IMPACT Act

 This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act),...

Jun 25, 2014, 15:04 ET

CMS Convenes Part D and Hospice Stakeholders to Discuss Policy

Focused advocacy by the hospice community on recent policy regarding Medicare Part D (http://hospiceactionnetwork.org/get-informed/issues/part-d/)...

Jun 25, 2014, 09:32 ET

Free Resource Helps Patients & Families Choose a Quality Hospice

When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, the questions facing an individual or a family can be overwhelming. ...

May 15, 2014, 16:00 ET
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NHPCO Launches New Moments Of Life Campaign

In celebrating the 40th anniversary of hospice care in the United States, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is excited...

Mar 18, 2014, 17:59 ET
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NHPCO President Don Schumacher Voices Support for CMS Innovation Center's Concurrent Care Pilot Project

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's President and CEO J. Donald Schumacher released the following statement on today's announcement...

Mar 14, 2014, 13:02 ET
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MedPAC Recommends Less Hospice Choice for Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries, at a Higher Cost, says NHPCO

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is opposed to the recent recommendation by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission...

Feb 03, 2014, 16:27 ET
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Hospice Community Reacts to AcademyHealth Findings and Announces Related Policy Symposium

NHPCO applauds focus on end-of-life care and calls for additional data collection A report released today, "The AcademyHealth Listening...

Dec 05, 2013, 14:23 ET
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Hospice Comes to Times Square

New Hospice Outreach Efforts Raise Awareness The estimated 950,000 people passing through Times Square in New York City every day will see...

Nov 19, 2013, 16:02 ET
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Families Should Not Worry About Paying for End-of-Life Care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Offers Some Helpful Tips How to pay for the rising costs of health care?  Concerns over...

Nov 05, 2013, 15:05 ET
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This Thanksgiving Talk about the Care You Would Want

Hospice Professionals Encourage Americans to Spend Time Talking about Health Care Choices before Facing a Crisis  A family is gathered by...

Nov 05, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Hospice Volunteers Bring Compassion and Dedication in their Service to Others

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Reports more than 400,000 trained, hospice volunteers serving in the U.S.  Americans are...

Oct 31, 2013, 16:02 ET
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Physician's Role Diminished in Hospice Care by CMS Directive

Hospice Community Voices Concerns over CMS Clarification  Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a directive to...

Oct 23, 2013, 13:23 ET
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Ten Tips to Help Someone Grieving During the Holidays

Hospice Professionals Offer Advice For many people, the holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebrations and gatherings with...

Aug 06, 2013, 10:30 ET
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Don't Wait to Talk about the Care You Would Want

NHPCO Encourages Families to Learn about Hospice before a Medical Crisis  A family is huddled out in...

May 02, 2013, 08:00 ET
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NHPCO Comments on CMS Proposed Payment FY2014 Update for Hospice

On Monday, April 29, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed rule which would update the fiscal year (FY) 2014 hospice...

Apr 25, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Congressman Blumenauer and Don Berwick Open National Conference Focusing on Hospice Leadership

Congressman Earl Blumenauer will welcome more than 1,700 hospice and palliative care leaders and industry experts to the National Hospice and...

Apr 03, 2013, 11:11 ET
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Ten Facts about Hospice Care You May Not Know

NHPCO Stresses that Hospice is about Living Fully Some people have the wrong idea about hospice care. They think that hospice is only about...

Nov 27, 2012, 09:07 ET
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While Number Of Patients Receiving Hospice Care Increases, Larger Percentage Have Short Length Of Service

NHPCO Reports that 35.7 Percent of Hospice Patients Die or Were Discharged within 7 Days A record number of dying persons in the U.S....

Nov 19, 2012, 09:10 ET
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Twelve Tips to Help a Grieving Loved One during the Holidays

Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things The holidays are quickly approaching, and while many people look forward to yearly...