HPCAA was pleased to be invited to join Circle of Life Hospice (Bentonville) during their meeting with U.S. Congressman Steve Womack on Friday, February 20. We were able to discuss our concerns with the SGR Fix and how it may affect hospice as well as the CMS proposed rule to re-define "terminal diagnosis" and "related conditions" in the hospice scope of care.
Congressman Womack was very informative and acknowledged his support of hospice and our role in the healthcare continuum. It was a pleasure spending time with him. http://www.hpcaa.org/Blog/tabid/95/ID/27/US-Congressman-Womack-Meeting.aspx
Thank you to Mary McKinney, Ryan Langston and Catherine Grubbs (Circle of Life) for their coordination of this meeting.