Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, and the new administration may have different plans for hospices than the current one.

The new administration may reverse course on programs already in place, including payment model demonstrations, or develop new policies or initiatives that could impact hospice and palliative care providers, Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), said at the Hospice News Elevate conference.

“There may be no [hospice] carve-in if the Biden administration decides to delay or do away with this or other demonstrations,” Banach told Hospice News during the conference. “One thing on people’s minds is the effect on some of the demonstrations that have happened under the Trump administration, if for no other reason than that they weren’t the idea of the incoming administration. They happened at the end of the Obama [administration] and the beginning of the Trump administration and will happen with this administration. We have some demos slated to start in January of 2021, and those may well be delayed — not because of any difference of opinion on the policy, but just to allow the new administration to get their arms around the policy and probably put their stamp on it.”

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