Earlier this week, NHPCO's Public Policy/Advocacy Team sent you an important update on the passage of the health reform legislation and next steps for the hospice community. NHPCO wants to share what we know about the various provisions impacting the hospice community. In some cases, you will see that there is not yet much information. Many of the provisions will be implemented by the Health and Human Services Secretary, and administered through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But, in order to do that, we believe that the first order of business for the Administration will be to appoint a CMS Administrator to delve into the details of implementation and oversight.
Visit NHPCO's Advocacy page for more information on the provisions that will be significant to hospice.