Advance Planning and Compassionate Care Act (2009)
Federal bill would provide the tools and resources necessary to improve end-of-life care. The bill would authorize funding for new and innovative approaches to advance care planning, including a public information campaign with an online clearinghouse and 24-hour information hotline; it would improve consumer access to hospice and palliative care, making the public more aware of end-of-life care options; it would require the development of quality measures to assess end-of-life care; and it would authorize coverage of advance care planning and hospice care under Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP. In addition, the bill would establish a National Geriatric and Palliative Care Service Corps to improve provider education and enhance training on advanced care planning and providing end-of-life care.
Bill Number H.R. 2911/ S. 1150
Sponsor Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)/ Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV)
Date of Introduction 5/21/2009
Latest Activity While this bill ultimately stalled, some provisions were included in the Affordable Care Act
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Topic: Care Management/ Coordination/ Transitional Care