Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Must-Attend Webinar on Protecting Employees from Harassment Complaints

How a company responds and reacts to allegations of sexual harassment can have a lasting impact in the minds of its employees and the public. In this #MeToo era investigations into harassment complaints can no longer be “one size fits all,” especially with the possibility of the viral disclosure of allegations or incidents through social…

Hospice Quality Updates: Annual Payment Update Webinar and Much More!

REGISTRATION OPEN –HQRP: Achieving a Full APU Webinar, January 23, 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST. The purpose of the webinar is to educate providers as to the Annual Payment Update (APU) process to achieve full…

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.…

Monday, January 14, 2019

CMS to Host New Open Door Forum for PDGM, Home Health and Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an Open Door Forum on home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) are two critical topics that will be covered…

New Medicare Cards Update at the Halfway Point

As loyal NAHC Report readers know well by now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began issuing a new Medicare Card in April, with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) replacing the Social Security Numbers. The cards, which were mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, will be mailed out…

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, January 11, 2019

CMS Development of “Serious Illness” Care Model Continues to Advance

Medicare coverage addresses a wide variety of preventive, acute and rehabilitative health care needs and also offers a comprehensive means for serving patients with terminal illness through the hospice benefit.  However, gaps remain relative to effectively treating beneficiaries with serious chronic or advanced illness.  Many believe that the key to successfully treating these beneficiaries is…

Study: Post-Acute Care Medicare Spending Slowed in Recent Years

Post-acute care Medicare spending slowed considerably for beneficiaries age 65 and older between 2012 and 2015, after years of steady growth in the 1990s and early years of the 21st century, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. Post-acute care spending increased from $1248 to $1424 per beneficiary among Medicare beneficiaries age 65…

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, January 10, 2019

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, January 9, 2019

Special Alert for All Home Health Operators!

An extremely serious issue involving Medicare home health has surfaced that requires the immediate attention of your organization. Effective January 13, 2018, the “Plan of Care” (POC) Condition of Participation under 42 CFR 484.60 also became a Condition for Payment under the home health benefit, 42 CFR 409.43. This means that all the elements must…

Hospices Have Limited Time to Submit Aggregate Cap Report

The hospice self-determined aggregate cap reports and any overpayments are due February 28, 2019.  Hospices have been completing their own cap reports and submitting them to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) since the 2014 cap year. If the MAC does not receive the hospice’s completed report by the due date of February 28, 2019, 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

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.…