Health care policy initiatives and opportunities that impact care for people living with serious illness and their families.

CMS Updates 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Conversion Factor

The conversion factor increased due to the Consolidated Appropriation Act being signed into law.

Telehealth Modernization Act 2024 Introduced

Bill would ensure permanent Medicare payments for telehealth and some telephonic services.

How to Support State Palliative Care Payment Policy Discussions

Palliative care policy experts provide an overview of recent updates at the state level and share tips to increase effectiveness when working with state policymakers.

4 Ways Clinicians Can Address the Non-Physical Side Effects of Serious Illness

All about the non-physical side effects of serious illness—including social determinants of health, financial toxicity, and time toxicity—and what clinicians should do to address them.

An Online Day of Action for PCHETA

Support the field of palliative care by participating in the PCHETA Online Day of Action.

NASHP Releases FAQs for State Policymakers

A compilation of questions and answers about palliative care from a state policymaker lens.

Senate Appropriations Advances Funding for Palliative Care

Legislation would allocate $12 million for a new palliative care research program at NIH.

HELP Committee to Hold Hearing on Health Workforce Bill

The Primary Care and Health Workforce Expansion Act includes provisions on palliative care.

Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) Reintroduced in the Senate

PCHETA reintroduced in the 118th Congress with bipartisan support.

Omnibus Enacted with Many Health Care Provisions

Medicare cuts reduced and telehealth flexibilities remain.

Congressional Agreement on 2024 Spending Package Includes Reduced Cuts, Telehealth Extension

Agreement also lowers barriers to prescribing opioid use disorder medication.

State Palliative Care Champions Reflect on Awareness Laws

Palliative care and policy experts discuss the opportunities and challenges created by policies to increase awareness of palliative care.


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