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

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.

House Passes Bill Extending Telehealth Reimbursement

Bill moves to senate before it is passed into law.

Senators Support Community-Based Palliative Care

A bipartisan group led by Senators Rosen, Barrasso, and Fischer request that CMMI implement a community-based palliative care demonstration project.

Serious Illness Recommendations to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

CAPC and the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care share actionable recommendations with CMMI staff and model participants.

Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act Reintroduced in the Senate

PCHETA reintroduced in the 117th Congress, just ahead of the Patient Quality of Life Coalition’s day of action (June 22).

Extension of Medicare Telehealth Billing Flexibilities

Congress extends the existing Medicare waivers for 151 days after the PHE expires.

Launch of the Palliative Care Policy GPS

CAPC and the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School launch platform to track policy developments across the US.

Medicare Proposes to Extend Coverage of Certain Telehealth Visits Through the End of 2023

Evaluation and management codes in the hospital, nursing facility, and home setting considered for extension.

Track Policies in Your State with the Palliative Care Policy GPS

A new searchable database tracks individual state policies on palliative care, encouraging innovative policymaking on palliative care issues.

The Commonwealth Fund Releases Report on State Actions on Telehealth

Five states have passed requirements for insurance coverage post-pandemic.

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