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New NCP Stakeholder Summit Report on Palliative Care is out!

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and the National Consensus Project, hosted a Stakeholder Strategic Directions Summit in Chicago, IL, June 29-30, 2017. The purpose of this invite-only Summit was to bring together key national organizations to...

Coalition Comments on FY18 CMS Proposed Hospice Rule

Late April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) posted the proposed FY2018 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements.  The rule allows for a 1 percent increase in hospice payments, which equates to an increase...

The Coalition hires New Project Director and Coordinator

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (The Coalition) is excited to announce the hiring of Gwynn Sullivan, RN, MSN as the new Project Director for the National Consensus Project (NCP).   Gwynn’s main responsibilities will include directing and...

Coalition Recommends Changes to ACL Draft Principles

Coalition spoke with officials from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) on its April Coalition call to discuss Draft Principles for a Person Centered Approach to Serious or Advanced Illness . In May, the Coalition commended ACL for this initiative and its...

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