WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 3, 2019)—In mid-November, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-Massachusetts) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-Texas) announced a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input to inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force as it works to develop bipartisan legislation to improve health care outcomes within underserved communities.

SUNRISE, Fla. (December 3, 2019)—Interim HealthCare Inc., a national franchiser of homecare, hospice and health care staffing, is a silver winner of the 2019 Workforce: Optimas Awards. Selected for its multi-pronged approach to building a strong workforce. Interim HealthCare’s commitment to this initiative is first and foremost to help combat the nation’s caregiver shortage. By 2025, the United States will need to hire 2.5 million new health care workers to care for its aging population.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 26, 2019)—The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently posted the list of Measures Under Consideration (MUC) for future use in the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP) and the home health quality reporting program (HHQRP). The list is released annually, and there is an opportunity for stakeholder comment. In fact, comments were due Nov. 25, 2019.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2019)—On Oct. 28, the House of Representatives approved HR 647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), legislation that would make improvements in the training, education and provision of palliative and hospice care. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has advocated for passage of this bill since it was introduced.