NAPHC is an unincorporated subsidiary of NAHC, established by NAHC's Board of Directors in 1986. NAPHC advocates the interest of home care and hospice physicians before Congress, the White House, and regulatory agencies. Also, NAPHC promotes education and information sharing among physicians who are interested or employed in the home care and hospice field.
NAPHC and NAHC support the growing involvement of physicians in home care and hospice, increasingly necessary because of the advances made in home-specific medical technology and the "quicker and sicker" hospital discharge policy. Physicians' active participation in home care and hospice foster both quality and continuity of patient care.