Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Recovery Audit Contractor Adds Continuous Home Care Issue

The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), Performant, added a hospice issue this month to the list of CMS-approved issues, Issue 0201 – Hospice Continuous Home Care: Medical Necessity and Documentation Requirements. The review will determine if hospice Continuous Home Care (CHC) services were reasonable and necessary to achieve palliation and management of the patient’s acute medical…

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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…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

CMS Updated Provider Demographic Data Process

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be transitioning to a new data source for a provider’s demographic data for hospice and home health agencies as well as other Post-Acute Care (PAC) provider types (Skilled Nursing Facilities / Nursing Facilities (SNF/NFs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs)). While not specified…

FDA Warns of Pulse Oximeter Inaccuracies

Pulse oximeters, which measure blood oxygen levels, have been widely used during the COVID-19 public health emergency to track a patient’s oxygen saturation, but they may not always be accurate, according to new guidance released by the Food and Drug Administration last Friday. Skin color, nail polish, tobacco use, skin temperature and other factors 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

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…

Monday, February 22, 2021

Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Review Update

Effective August 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) resumed Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program activities that were temporarily suspended in response to the public health emergency (PHE). Specifically, the CERT program resumed sending documentation request letters to and conducting phone calls with providers or suppliers to request medical documentation for…

The Biggest Day of the Year for Private Duty is Tomorrow!

The virtual 2021 Winter Leadership Summit is tomorrow, February 23, so register now for the most important event of the year for private duty home care professionals. This is the best chance you will have all year to learn the latest industry developments and innovations from our world-class faculty of home care experts and insiders.…

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, February 19, 2021

Key Webinar: State Policies to Support People with Serious Illness

Also great new resources on the role of states in palliative care The National Academy for State Health Policy (NAHSP) will host an important new webinar on state palliative care efforts on February 22, 2021, at 4:00PM Eastern. Register here. Palliative care can improve outcomes and avoid costly and often unwanted treatments for people with…

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, February 18, 2021

Reports: Biden to Nominate Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Admin

According to reports, President Joe Biden will select Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the largest component of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), with ten offices around the country, more than 6000 employees, and over $1 trillion in annual expenditures. CMS has…

Celebrate National Caregivers Day on February 19

Thank the caregivers and use #nationalcaregiversday on social media National Caregivers Day is Friday, February 19, and NAHC is urging everyone in home health, home care, and hospice to use the occasion to draw attention to the selfless work caregivers do all over the country. On National Caregivers Day we honor those who give endlessly of…

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…