CAPC membership benefits

Hospice Council of West Virginia is a proud member of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the nation’s leading resource dedicated to increasing the availability of quality health care for people living with a serious illness. CAPC is offering a 15% discounted membership rate to Hospice Council of West Read more…

Palliative Care Awareness Month

Governor Justice has proclaimed that November is Palliative Care Awareness Month. The majority of West Virginians do not know what palliative care is. Palliative care is very different from hospice. Whereas there is a special Medicare Hospice Benefit with strict requirements for eligibility for hospice, palliative care can be provided Read more…

Choosing a Hospice

Medicare has developed a helpful list of questions to help consumers who are trying to decide between different hospices. Some of the key questions to ask include:- What services and treatments will be covered by my insurance? What happens if I need more care or need 24-hour nursing care? How Read more…

Rural Access to Hospice Act

This April, Senator Shelley Moore Capito reintroduced the Rural Access to Hospice Act S.1190, which will allow Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to receive payments for serving hospice patients. This bill is vitally important to West Virginia as many patients with serious illness receive their primary Read more…