Friday, December 3, 2021

CMS Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate While Court Injunction Is in Place

Two federal court rulings currently in place have created a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing the recent Interim Final Rule that requires Medicare-and Medicaid providers subject to Medicare conditions of participation to have all staff vaccinated…

Home Care Industry Update

Thursday, December 16 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET REGISTER Please join Polsinelli, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), Sharecare and the Home Care Association of America for a legal update for the Home-Based Care Industry (home health, home care and hospice providers). Bill Dombi and Vicki Hoak will provide an update…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

Fight for the Future for Home Care and Hospice!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) invites you to join us in Washington, D.C. on March 23 and 24 for the annual March on Washington, two days of policy education and advocacy in the halls of Congress. Please REGISTER NOW for March on Washington. Registration is required, but the event is free. The policy briefing and…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Business Partner Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Business Partner Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable…

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Supplemental Medical Review Contractor Home Health Project

In November, CMS’ Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) posted a new project, 01-031 Home Health Notification of Medical Review. This is a post-payment review of claims for Medicare Home Health services billed on dates of service from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 for bill types 032X and 034X.  Detailed specifics about the project…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

Fight for the Future for Home Care and Hospice!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) invites you to join us in Washington, D.C. on March 23 and 24 for the annual March on Washington, two days of policy education and advocacy in the halls of Congress. Please REGISTER NOW for March on Washington. Registration is required, but the event is free. The policy briefing and…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Business Partner Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Business Partner Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable…

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

NAHC/HHFMA Webinar: Advanced Payment Models for Hospice

 Wednesday, Dec. 8 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET REGISTER NOW Free for NAHC members! Description: The hospice industry is facing monumental changes in reimbursement. Join this group of experts for a lively and informative discussion on VBID and other reimbursement opportunities. The panel will examine the topic from many different perspectives including providers under…

Important Deadlines for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program

December 31, 2021 is an important date for the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP).  This is the last day of the calendar year (CY) 2021 participation requirements for the CAHPS Hospice Survey and the Hospice Information Set (HIS). Hospices must meet the participation requirements for this year as laid out below or face the two…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

Fight for the Future for Home Care and Hospice!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) invites you to join us in Washington, D.C. on March 23 and 24 for the annual March on Washington, two days of policy education and advocacy in the halls of Congress. Please REGISTER NOW for March on Washington. Registration is required, but the event is free. The policy briefing and…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Business Partner Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Business Partner Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable…

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Dignity: A Story for Home Care & Hospice Month

by NAHC Director of Membership Lisa Rackstraw My father was diagnosed with kidney cancer when he was 42 years old. One day Dad seemed fine, the next day surgeons were rushing him into surgery in Denver, Colorado to remove a kidney that contained a grapefruit-sized tumor. As I rushed to get a flight to Denver,…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

Fight for the Future for Home Care and Hospice!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) invites you to join us in Washington, D.C. on March 23 and 24 for the annual March on Washington, two days of policy education and advocacy in the halls of Congress. Please REGISTER NOW for March on Washington. Registration is required, but the event is free. The policy briefing and…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Business Partner Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Business Partner Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable…

Monday, November 29, 2021

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 7: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits

Tuesday, November 30 2021 2:00-3:00pm Eastern REGISTER FOR WEBINAR REGISTER FOR SERIES The employee retention credit provides financial relief for home health care providers. Eligible businesses can earn up to $33,000, per employee. Determining credit depends on identifying which employees were full-time equivalent and that determination mirrors the Affordable Care Act calculation. The Employee Retention Credit was introduced…

For Your Information

A NAHC 2.0 Strategic Planning Update

In August of 2017 the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the beginning of a comprehensive strategic planning process to evaluate the needs of the home care and hospice communities, the role that NAHC has played for the past 35 years in representing home…

NAHC Meetings and Events

Fight for the Future for Home Care and Hospice!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) invites you to join us in Washington, D.C. on March 23 and 24 for the annual March on Washington, two days of policy education and advocacy in the halls of Congress. Please REGISTER NOW for March on Washington. Registration is required, but the event is free. The policy briefing and…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Business Partner Marketplace

If you are an Associate Member, you are listed in our Associate Marketplace, the go-to resource for our home care and hospice provider members. The Business Partner Marketplace helps NAHC members find essential services, software, and tools from organizations they can trust. By updating your listing, you can showcase your business and attract these valuable…