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…

SB 537 passed by WV Legislature

On March 8th, the WV Legislature passed SB 537 and this bill now awaits Governor Justice’s signature. The Hospice Council thanks all legislators who worked hard to get the bill passed. There was bipartisan support for this bill and the final amended bill was passed unanimously. This is a very Read more…

What is a Good Death?

What matters most to you? Being at home, being comfortable, having time to say goodbye and/or having support for your family? When I was asked recently ‘what is a good death?’ and ‘what does death with dignity really mean?’ I hesitated. I have worked with hospice nearly my whole career, Read more…