Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Report: Rising Costs Will Make Aging at Home More Difficult

Home care is the fastest-growing part of the health care economy, but the rising costs of home care will make aging at home increasingly difficult, according to a new report from Genworth. The 2019 Cost of Care Survey finds that the cost of homemaker services, including assistance with tasks like cleaning, cooking, and running errands,…

NAHC Webinar: Regulatory Update for Home Care and Hospice

If you have ever been in attendance when NAHC President William A. Dombi is delivering his signature update on regulatory policy for home care and hospice, you know it is the most trusted and comprehensive policy briefing in the industry. Now is your chance to get the latest version of that briefing without leaving your…

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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

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 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 19, 2019

A Hospice Visit in Maine

A special report in honor of Home Care & Hospice Month Being a patient or the loved one of a patient can be frightening for anyone in the health care system, but a special mystery and, for some, dread, surrounds hospice. Humans fear death and for many, hospice is closely associated with death. Enter the…

What to Do if a Patient’s MBI Number Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out a brief update on the new Medicare cards that were shipped out to all beneficiaries from April 2018 to April 2019. Medicare beneficiaries or their authorized representatives can ask to change their Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs); for example, if the MBI is compromised. CMS can…

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 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 18, 2019

NAHC Annual Conference Kicked Off New Focus on Home Care and Hospice Advocacy

The 2019 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo in Seattle, Washington last month marked the kickoff of our grassroots advocacy efforts; strategically developed and designed to create an “army” of educated, empowered, and effective advocates working in unison to support the home health care and hospice communities. Attendees at the conference participated in a…

‘Conscience Rule” Vacated

As reported in NAHC Report in July 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agreed to postpone the effective date of the Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority  rule. The rule, commonly referred to as “the conscience rule”, was set to take effect in July and had been delayed…

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 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, November 15, 2019

CMS Issues Manual Updates Related to PDGM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request (CR) 11527, which includes further updates to the Claims Processing Manual, chapter 10, related to the Patient Driven Grouper Model (PDGM). The CR clarifies that a beneficiary is not required to be discharged form home health services if an inpatient stay spans across…

Attention Billers: Medicare Secondary Payer Problem With HETS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are aware of a problem with the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) data received from the Common Working File (CWF).  The MACs’ eligibility systems/portals that receive MSP data from HETS may be affected by this issue. Due…

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 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, November 14, 2019

NAHC and CellTrak Team Up to offer Scholarships to Direct Care Workers

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and CellTrak, a leading industry provider of mobile point of care communication and compliance, announced today a joint scholarship program for direct care workers. In our current context of health human resource shortage and in particular shortage of home care aides across the country, this scholarship…

Wages for Home Care Aides Rose Faster than for RNs in 2019

Get the most up-to-date info on salaries, bonuses, hourly & visit rates for 57 jobs and a lot more! Home care aides received a larger wage increase than registered nurses (RN) this year, according to the 2019-2020 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, the 29th edition of the report. The report has just been released…

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 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…