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Healthcare Reform Resolution Issued by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Date:5/1/2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the healthcare reform debate picking up pace in all corners of the country, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's board of directors issued a Healthcare Reform Resolution on April 21 that calls attention to critical factors which legislators, regulators, policy experts, and the administration should consider in U.S. healthcare reform proposals.

Healthcare reform was the theme running through many of the activities at NHPCO's 24th Management and Leadership Conference, held April 23-25 in Washington, DC. Punctuating the three-day event were special remarks by Nancy- Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office of Health Care Reform, during the general plenary on April 24.

As discussions continue -- with increasing input from a diverse group of stakeholders -- it will become all that more important to reinforce the valuable role of end-of-life care in meeting the needs of Americans in a responsible and cost-effective way.

Key issues that are included in NHPCO's Healthcare Reform Resolution include:

    -- Elimination of barriers that prevent timely access to high quality
       end-of-life care;
    -- Recognition of the measurable quality inherent in the hospice model of
       care delivery;
    -- Adoption of a broader hospice and palliative care model that fosters a
       seamless continuum of coordinated care across all care settings;
    -- Application of evidence-based standards;
    -- Timely referral of appropriate patients to prevent issues arising from
       late admissions;
    -- Creation of a framework for enhanced educational and training
       opportunities to facilitate increased access to palliative care
       services;
    -- Recognition of the support that hospices provide to family caregivers;
    -- Development of comprehensive data collection initiatives that build on
       existing efforts;
    -- Adoption of reimbursement levels that accurately reflect the increasing
       complexity of patient needs; and
    -- Establishment of a payment review that adequately supports the
       provision of service to all appropriate patients.

"NHPCO is committed to preserving and expanding high quality end-of-life services, making sure that future patients and families can access, in all service settings, the high.quality care that hospice and palliative care have come to symbolize," Schumacher stated.

    NHPCO's Healthcare Reform Resolution is available at www.nhpco.org.

    Contact: Jon Radulovic
             Vice President, Communications
             703-837-3139
             jradulovic@nhpco.org




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