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…

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…