Monday, October 25, 2021

Prepare for the Future of Hospice with the NAHC Fall Forum

The media and OIG reports have put hospice under a microscope, and as the hospice benefit becomes more popular, attention from regulators has grown, shifting the landscape considerably. How well your agency responds to change, and these new pressures will determine its future. If you want your agency to be prepared for the future, the…

CMS Updates Benefit Policy Manual to Provide Hospice Clarifications

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated Chapter 9 of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual to provide clarification for two hospice items: Election statement addendum, Aggregate cap calculation methodology. The clarifications are welcome, especially for the election statement addendum. Since its implementation last year hospices have been asking for more information about…

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, October 22, 2021

Provider Relief Fund Application Closing Soon

The application period for the Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Distributions is still open, but will close soon on October 26, 2021. You may be eligible for COVID-19 relief funding, but time is running out to apply. Phase 4 is open to a broad range of health care providers…

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, October 21, 2021

Choose Home Care Act Gains Strength in Congress

Tell your members of Congress to support the Choose Home Care Act of 2021! The Choose Home Care Act of 2021 is picking up crucial bipartisan support in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as four more members of Congress have agreed to support the legislation. The Choose Home Care Act of 2021 is a…

CMS Compliance Monitoring of Some Hospice Reforms Limited Until After Proposed Rule

The sweeping changes to the hospice survey program enacted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA 2021) in late 2020 have various implementation dates, ranging from immediate, to October 1st of this year, to future dates, but the ability of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicse (CMS) to conduct compliance monitoring activities for these provisions will…

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, October 20, 2021

Ransomware Resources for HIPAA Regulated Entities

Ransomware attacks on health care organizations are a growing threat, so the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) shared with us the following information to ensure that HIPAA regulated entities are aware of the resources available to assist in preventing, detecting, and mitigating breaches of unsecured protected health information caused by hacking and ransomware. HHS…

Congressional Report Highlights Ways to Better Support Family Caregivers

The RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregiving Advisory Council recently delivered to Congress key recommendations to support the millions of unpaid family caregivers that support older adults and people with disabilities in every community in the country. The recent congressional report is the result of a wide-ranging two-year research and information-gathering effort. Recommendations fall under five goals, which include: Increasing Awareness of Family…

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, October 19, 2021

NAHC Encourages HHA Participation in Research Study

The National Institutes of Health is funding a research project to be conducted by the University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh to understand how PDGM and COVID-19 has impacted  home health agency operations. The study will explore home health agency administrators’ experiences of these events through one-on-one confidential phone interviews.  The National Association for…

Home Care & Hospice News Review for October 19, 2021

Read on for NAHC Report’s regular round-up of important home care, home health, and hospice stories from around the country. If there is a story you would like to share with your fellow home care and hospice professionals, please send it tom@nahc.org. CMS Getting Closer to Vaccination Guidance for Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare-Medicaid Providers The…

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…