Thursday, January 20, 2022

Update! Home Health Claims Processing Issues

NAHC became aware of home health claims processing problems in the last several weeks, caused by a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Service systems issue and some Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)-specific issues. (See January 12, 2022 NAHC Report for more information.) NAHC quickly began addressing these issues when it was brought to our attention.…

Home Health Quality Reporting Update

The January 2022 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare. For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) measure scores are based on three quarters of OASIS assessment data, due to the temporary exception to the HH Quality Reporting Program (QRP) data submission requirements in…

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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, January 19, 2022

New Waived Tests

Listed below are the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988). The CPT code, effective date and description for the latest tests approved by the FDA as waived tests under CLIA are as follows: 81003QW, September 23, 2021. Teco Diagnostics Inc.…

OSHA Increases Civil Penalties

On January 16, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased its civil penalties based on cost of living adjustments. Below are the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after Jan. 15, 2022. (See OSHA Memo, Jan 13, 2022). 2022 Penalty Adjustments Type of Violation Penalty Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements…

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, January 18, 2022

A New Paradigm Is Needed: Top Experts Question the Value of Advance Care Planning

Judith Graham   For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming terminally ill — living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders, and other written materials expressing treatment preferences. Now, a group of prominent experts is saying those efforts should stop because they haven’t improved end-of-life care. “Decades of research demonstrate…

The State of the Market: From Valuations to Volume in 2022 and Beyond

Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET REGISTER Free to members! Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice for this up-to-date look at the home health, home care, hospice and behavioral health markets, including current supply and demand, valuation trends, and how regulatory changes and potential increases to capital gains tax…

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…

Friday, January 14, 2022

Provider Relief Fund Round 2 Reporting Now Open

Submit Reports by March 31, 2022 The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently opened the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting portal for providers to begin entering data to submit their second period PRF reports. Providers who received one or more General and/or Targeted PRF payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from July 1, 2020…

MedPAC Votes for Payment Cuts, Telehealth Reporting

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met Thursday, January 13, to vote on their annual recommendations to Congress regarding payment policy and reporting requirements. This session served as a formality following presentation and discussion of the same recommendations that were put forward at the commission’s December 2021 meeting. The proposed recommendations voted on at this…

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…