Situation Report | April 5, 2021
HCA’s hospice and palliative care advocacy was given a further boost this week with the appointment of HCA President Al Cardillo to the Hospice Advisory Council of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC).
Cardillo has been a steady rail as a Council appointee through its 2020 term and is among a select group of hospice leaders appointed to the new 2021 Council.
The Council is NAHC’s principal advisory body on national hospice and palliative care, guiding on service, fiscal, regulatory and legislative needs. It supports NAHC’s influential work in proactively shaping the most significant national hospice policy, program and regulatory actions, whether in Congress, at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or industry-wide.
Among the highest profile issues tackled by the Council in just the past year alone are: COVID-19 regulatory, program, and fiscal aid; improvements in CMS fiscal and program rule changes; tackling proposed changes in hospice surveillance and reporting standards; and more.
HCA’s service on the Council boosts the voice of New York’s hospice community in national venues, providing a direct channel for input into national hospice priorities and strategy.