Hospices Often at ‘End of List‘ for PRF Funds

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Biden administration approved the fourth round of Provider Relief Funds (PRF) which was welcome news for hospices. With much of the nation’s attention focused on hospitals and nursing homes, hospice tends to come last among care settings when it comes to federal support, National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization President & CEO Edo Banach told Hospice News.

“There’s been disproportionate support for institutional providers, and even much less support for community-based providers. Hospice, often and unfortunately, comes really at the end of the list,” said Banach. “A number one issue is making sure that we have sufficient staff to serve the folks who have a need for hospice and palliative care services.”

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