The Alliance had a very successful day in Jackson on March 30, 2016.
Our ice cream sundae bar was again the talk of the Capitol. We served over 400 people and were able to engage over 85 legislators regarding issues important to Mississippi Hospices.
Alliance members met with Governor Phil Bryant, Lt Governor Tate Reeves, House Speaker Philip Gunn, Representatives Becky Currie, Scott Bounds & Steve Massengill to thank them for their support and presented all of them with an plaque for being a “Champion of End of Life Care” in Mississippi.
Through their efforts, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid announced their intention to lift the prohibition on concurrent hospice and waiver services in Mississippi. This is a major step in improving end of life care in Mississippi.
LMHPCO congratulates John Morgan Hughes for his efforts in organizing this event and convincing Mississippi policy-makers to lift the ban on concurrent hospice and waiver services, effective June 1, 2016. Click her to hear the announcement