The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 was introduced on June 12, 2017 by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). (Read the press release on ehospiceUSA.)
This bipartisan legislation directs the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to conduct an Advanced Illness Coordination Services demonstration. This demonstration will allow an interdisciplinary team to provide early palliative care and wrap-around, home-based services to individuals with multiple and complex chronic conditions.
The Patient Choice & Quality Care Act also supports advance care planning. You can find more details about this bill in a fact sheet from the Hospice Action Network (PDF).
Take action today: Help support patients and families facing serious illness and the end of life. Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Patient Choice & Quality Care Act!
Want to be amplify your advocacy efforts? After you send an email, call your Members of Congress and tell them to support this bill. Click the call to action above and you’ll find a prepared the script to make it as simple as possible.
These small actions can make a huge difference for patients and families across the country. Please take a few minutes today to be an advocate for hospice and palliative care.
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