Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Critical Webinar for Post-Acute Providers

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice will present a must-see webinar for post-acute providers who need to prepare and execute plans for the January 1, 2019 deadline to comply with new OASIS-D rules. The webinar, which is free to NAHC members, is Prepare for OASIS-D to Ensure a Successful Transition, Part 2, and…

America’s Veterans Deserve the Highest Quality Home Care and Hospice

On Monday, November 12, the United States honored its veterans with Veterans Day, a national holiday. However, making sure our veterans receive the care and recognition they have earned should involve a lot more than a federal holiday in the second week of November. Those who have made great sacrifices deserve proper care when they…

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

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate 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 Associate 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 customers.…

Friday, November 9, 2018

New CMS Open Door Forum on Final Rule, CAHPS, Review Choice Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time, with the focus on the CY 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule, home health and hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers…

MedPAC is Evaluating the Accuracy of Provider-reported Functional Assessments

On Thursday November 1st, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) convened for a session titled Evaluating Patient Functional Assessment Data Used in Medicare Payment and Quality Measurement. In their presentation, MedPAC staff relayed that the majority of post-acute care patients receive a mix of rehabilitative services. As such, staff believes maintenance or improvement of function…

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

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate 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 Associate 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 customers.…

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Advocate Spotlight: Sara Ratcliffe and Liz Vogt

It’s time for another installment of the Advocate Spotlight, in which NAHC Report draws  attention to a committed and effective advocate for home care and/or hospice in the United States. These advocates for home care and hospice can provide important tips for everyone about how we can better persuade the public and our elected officials…

CMS Posts Hospice Quality Reporting Program Deadlines and Updates

HIS Freeze Date is November 15:  The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality measure calculations for the February 2019 Hospice Compare refresh is November 15, 2018. The February refresh will include HIS data from Q2 2017 to Q1 2018 (4/1/17-3/31/18). All HIS records, including modifications/corrections and…

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

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate 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 Associate 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 customers.…

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What Do the 2018 Midterm Elections Mean for Home Care and Hospice?

The mid-term election dust has yet to fully settle, with a number of races still not final. Still, the results so far provide some guidance as to what the election may mean for home care and hospice. To start with, the transfer of power to Democrats in the House of Representatives and the strengthening of…

NAHC Elections Produce Streamlined Board of Directors to Guide NAHC 2.0

The results of the 2018 NAHC Board of Directors election are in and the result is a new, smaller Board, slimmed down for efficiency, and filled with the industry leaders NAHC will need to help see the organization through a successful restructuring process. “The future of home care and hospice is filled with opportunities and…

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

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each…

Membership Spotlight

NAHC Associate 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 Associate 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 customers.…