Tell Congress to Support the Improving Access to Transfusion Care for Hospice Patients Act
The Improving Access to Transfusion Care for Hospice Patients Act of 2021 (S. 2566) has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). This bipartisan bill aims to increase access to palliative blood transfusions for patients receiving end-of-life care through the Medicare hospice benefit by establishing a demonstration program to provide a separate payment for blood transfusions outside of the daily reimbursement rate for hospice care services. The creation of innovative reimbursement models such as this is one of the recommendations of the ASH Statement in Support of Palliative Blood Transfusions in Hospice Setting. ASH strongly supports this legislation and has issued a statement endorsing the bill. Please take a moment to send an email to your senators by clicking on the link below urging them to cosponsor the Improving Access to Transfusion Care for Hospice Patients Act of 2021. This will not take much time, but it can have a big impact.