Election Year Politics and Their Impact on Hospice Policy

Friday, April 22, 2016: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Potomac C (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Sharon Pearce, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
The hospice community faces a number of policy uncertainties, including payment reform implementation, sequential billing, new program integrity initiatives and other policy and regulatory headaches. But finding legislative and policy solutions – especially in an election year – will be challenging. Learn how the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections are shaping up and how NHPCO and HAN (Hospice Action Network) are navigating this terrain to promote and protect hospices.

Learning Objectives:
1. Provide an overview of the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections
2. Describe the latest NHPCO advocacy efforts
3. Identify opportunities to advocate on the local, state and federal levels

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker