Statement from William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) on Confirmation of Alex Azar as new Secretary of Health and Human Services

PRESS RELEASE

For additional information:

Thomas Threlkeld
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications
202/547-7424

Washington, D.C., January 24, 2018: 

“We very much look forward to working with Secretary Azar to expand home care and hospice opportunities throughout Medicaid and Medicare. The value of community-based care has been repeatedly demonstrated over the years, as well as in many of the current innovations underway. Embracing this high value will improve overall care and bring significant efficiencies to programs under the new Secretary’s command.”

Please see the following NAHC Report articles for more information about Secretary Azar:

Alex Azar Picked as New Secretary of HHS

Trump’s HHS Appointee Sounds Friendly to Home Health During Senate Hearing

HHS Nominee Supports Advanced Care Planning, Mandatory Pilot Payment Programs

Senate Confirms Azar as new HHS Chief

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