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Washington, D.C., December 14, 2017:
Please join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) on March 19-20, 2018, as leaders and advocates for home care and hospice gather in Washington, D.C. to make our voices heard in the halls of Congress.
NAHC and advocates for home care and hospice scored a huge success with our events in 2017 and we are confident we can do it again in the coming year. The hundreds of Congressional visits made by home care and hospice advocates during March on Washington events last year were crucial to educating Senators and Representatives and convincing them to adopt common sense policies that will enable Americans to age at home with dignity. Our policy victories would not be possible without your personal involvement.
In the last year home care and hospice advocates have scored a number of important victories, including on issues like:
- Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM)
- Medicare Home Health Face-to-Face Physician Encounter/Certification Reform (H.R. 2663)
- Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 445/H.R. 1825)
- Medicare Home Health Rural Add-On (S. 353)
- Enact The Patient Choice And Quality Care Act of 2017
- Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 693 / H.R. 1676)
- Restoration of the Fair Labor Standards Act Home Care Overtime Exemptions
- Medicaid Reforms: Per Capita Caps and Community First Choice
Clearly, your NAHC advocacy works! The best way to build on this momentum for policies friendly to home care and hospice is to continue to do what works. The best advocates for home care and hospice are the hard-working people delivering those services to millions of Americans every day. Your Senators and Representatives care what you think and your message is powerful.
Another way to build support for home care and hospice is to invite your Senator or Representative to go on a home visit with you this year. Our Hill2Home project aims to get every member of Congress on a home care or hospice visit. (Here is more information on how you can do that. NAHC can help.)
About: The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nations 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more about NAHC, visit www.nahc.org.