Friday, May 28, 2021

Crucial CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Direct Support Providers

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has created an extremely useful one-pager for Direct Support Providers, called “Direct Support Providers: Get Vaccinated to Protect Yourself and Those You Care For from COVID-19.” We have the one-pager HERE for you in English and HERE for you in Spanish. This one-pager and a lot more can…

Key Telehealth Bill Introduced in Congress

A bipartisan and bicameral group of legislators has introduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) Act of 2021 (S. 1512/H.R. 2903) in Congress. The CONNECT Act includes a variety of provisions. Those with direct impact to home care and hospice providers follow are, as follows: Health and Human Services (HHS)…

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, May 27, 2021

CMS Revises Addition Manual Sections for Home Health Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued Change Request 12222 which updates the Medicare General Information, Eligibility and Entitlement Manual, chapter 4- Physician Certification and Recertification of Services, sections 30 and 30.1 to include allowed practitioners (nurse practitioners, certified nurse specialists). Specifically section 30.1 has been revised to include allowed practitioners where the term…

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, May 26, 2021

CMS Issues Notice of Admission Business Requirements

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request 12227, which provides the Business Requirements to the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for the home health Notice of Admission. These instructions outline the Medicare system changes and edits needed to implement the Notice of Admission that home health agencies will be required to…

NAHC Urges You to Serve on 3 New Advisory Councils

Please send your submissions to rsuarez@nahc.org With the current successes of NAHC’s strengthening of member engagement opportunities, the Board of Directors has approved the establishment of three new advisory councils. The new councils, focused on Palliative, Pediatric, and Rural health care, will provide portals for NAHC members to advise the association on policy, advocacy, education, business…

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, May 25, 2021

Key Telehealth Bill Introuced in Congress

GO HERE to to Tell Congress to Provide Reimbursement for Telehealth Services! Takes only a few seconds! A bipartisan group of legislators in the House of Representatives has introduced legislation to provide reimbursement for telehealth services in the Medicare Home Health benefit. Introduced as H.R. 3371, the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act is…

Biden’s Choice for CMS Admin Confirmed

The United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to be the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a mostly party-line vote of 55-44. Republicans Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC),  Susan Collins (ME), Jerry Moran (KS), and Lisa Murkowski (AK) voted with the Democrats to confirm. Ms. Brooks-LaSure becomes…

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, May 24, 2021

Security Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has been made aware of postcards being sent to health care organizations informing the recipients that they are required to participate in a “Required Security Risk Assessment” and they are directed to send their risk assessment to www.hsaudit.org.  The link…

CMS Issues Manual Instructions for the Home Health NOA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request (CR) 12256, Replacing Home Health Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) with the Notice of Admission (NOA). The CR updates multiple sections of the Chapter 10 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to reflect requirements for the Patient Driven Groupings Model such as adding “Notice of Admission” when applicable and replacing the phrase “60 day…

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…