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Monday, September 22, 2014

Tom Reed's Hospice Reform Bill to be Law

Tom Reed today highlighted the bipartisan “Hospice Opportunities for Supporting Patients with Integrity and Care Evaluations Act” (HOSPICE Act) after the House and Senate passed the bill last week.

Reed’s bipartisan HOSPICE Act was drafted with input from local hospice caregivers and is supported by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The bill will ensure hospice facilities are able to continue providing quality care to patients and their families by putting fair accountability and transparency measures in place.

The bill was included in the final version of the bipartisan “Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014” (IMPACT Act) and will now go on to the White House for signature.

“By putting these fair accountability and transparency measures in place, our goal is to give patients access to the highest quality care possible,” said Reed. “We need to make sure families have access to all levels of care, including hospice and palliative care. I always want to be working to make sure hospice providers have the support they need and their care remains a choice for patients and their families.”

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