Navigation Links
More Cuts to Hospice Announced: Hospice Community Responds with Virtual Lobby Day on July 15
Date:7/13/2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's hospice providers are facing proposed cuts of$2.3 billion over a five-year period and $9.8 billion over a ten-year period in the preliminary estimates of the House of Representatives health reform proposal, released last week by the Congressional Budget Office.

These cuts are in addition to the cuts scheduled to go into effect on October 1 as a result of the elimination of the Budget Neutrality Adjustment Factor (BNAF), an issue the hospice community has been fighting to overturn for some time.

This new development makes the need to stop the BNAF cuts even more urgent for hospice providers. On Wednesday, July 15, NHPCO and The Alliance for Care at the End of Life are sponsoring a nationwide Virtual Lobby Day. All Hospice Advocates are called to join together to protect patient access to compassionate and high-quality end-of-life care.

If the BNAF cuts move forward on October 1, just 80 days from now, the hospice community is potentially facing a 6.4 percent reimbursement cut in federal fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010).

"The situation facing the hospice community is clear: we are now facing cuts on top of cuts. When you take these proposed cuts, and place them on top of the BNAF scheduled cuts, it is simply unacceptable," said J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO.

Here's how Virtual Lobby Day will work:

  • On Wednesday, July 15, all Hospice Advocates registered on NHPCO's Legislative Action Center will receive the Virtual Lobby Day information via email.
  • The email with include instructions about who to contact, how to contact them, and specific talking points.
  • Participants will call and write throughout the day on July 15.

People who have not previously registered on NHPCO's Legislative Action Center can sign up now -- it's free and open to any interested individual. Go to www.nhpco.org/advocacy and click the " Legislative Action Center " box.

    Contact: Angie Truesdale
    Ph: 703-647-5163
    atruesdale@nhpco.org
    or
    Jon Radulovic
    Ph: 703-837-3139
    jradulovic@nhpco.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hospice Foundation of America Presents New Educational Webinar on SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THROUGH ILLNESS, GRIEF AND LOSS
2. Hospice Community Urges President Obama to Stop Funding Cuts
3. Hospice of Michigan President and CEO Available for Comment on New England Journal of Medicine Article on Profits in Hospice Industry and Proposed Changes From MedPAC
4. Unique Facility Designed for the Comfort of Hospice Patients and Their Families
5. Unique Facility Designed for the Comfort of Hospice Patients and Their Families
6. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Suggests Health Care Reforms to Cut Costs, Ensure Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
7. Englewood Hospital Home Health and Hospice Services Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology
8. Excell Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology
9. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Touts Quality, Cost Benefits of Palliative Care for Healthcare Reform
10. Elizabeth Edwards Presented With Person of the Year Award by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization at National Conference
11. Healthcare Reform Resolution Issued by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2017)... Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... their doctors to offer the ability for patients to schedule an appointment online in ... LocalMed directly from the Six Month Smiles provider directory will bring more Six Month ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... ... M. Musielak, a partner at the Andrew Cores Family Law Group, a division ... earlier this year. She will serve the membership in this capacity for a term of ... the organization’s by-laws. , Musielak joined the Andrew Cores Family Law Group ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... ... department joining as Regional Account Manager for the Northeast and Florida regions. In ... liquidation of their obsolete medical assets. , Jennifer joins Centurion with a wealth ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... Nautilus Hyosung America ... today announced its partnership with financial technology company, Automated Transaction Delivery (ATD), to ... solution lies within Hyosung’s superior ATMs, assisted self-service devices and associated software. ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... Engineers at ... bio-compatible, because it produces the same kind of electrical energy that the body uses. ... form of moving electrons. This flow of electrons out of the battery is generated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/20/2017)... 20, 2017  Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) released this statement ... following today,s Institute for Clinical and Economic Review,s (ICER) ... effectiveness and value of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) of opioids. Prime ... at the meeting. ... benefit to the use of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) in opioids ...
(Date:7/17/2017)... 17, 2017  MedX Holdings, Inc., the manufacturer and ... and rehabilitation equipment, today announced the national roll out ... considered the gold standard for the treatment of low ... strengthening equipment. How ... physician or practice who prescribe the MedX Home Back ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) will announce its second-quarter ... senior management team will host a conference call and webcast before ... The dial-in number to access the call is U.S./ ... is 45397076. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled ... of the call will be available from August 8, 2017 at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: