House passes Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)

The amendment to the Public Health Service Act (H.R. 1676) to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools and other programs has passed the House and is now on to the Senate.

As Medicare’s first proven coordinated care model, hospice is a program that works, serving more than 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries every year. Please contact Sen. John Thune and Sen. Mike Rounds and ask them to vote yes on PCHETA to pass this important legislation.  

The amendment includes physician assistant education programs and will promote education and research in palliative care and hospice and support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.