Monday, June 7, 2021

Bill Requiring Employers to Prevent Workplace Violence Passes House of Reps

The House of Representatives has approved legislation requiring certain employers, including in the health care sector, to take action to prevent workplace violence. H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), now heads to the Senate.  NAHC reported on this legislation in the previous…

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice, Part 3: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Register for this webinar Register for the webinar series Whether you’re new to HIPAA or just need a refresher, this session will provide an overview of HIPAA regulations, with an emphasis on areas of enforcement focus, such as patient rights, business associate agreements, security risk assessments, and breach…

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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…

Friday, June 4, 2021

CMS Wants Recruits for the Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation Beta Test

APPLY BY JUNE 14 APPLICATION IS HERE The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Abt Associates are recruiting Medicare-certified hospices for the HOPE beta test. The detailed announcement and application are attached and located on the HQRP Provider & Stakeholder Engagement webpage. CMS plans to include hospices from each of the four Census…

CMS Updates Hospice Medicare Cost Report Form 1984-14 Instructions

Special thanks to Dave Macke, CHFP, FHFMA, Director of Healthcare Reimbursement Services at VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm, for contributing this article  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued Transmittal 4 for the Hospice Medicare Cost Report Form 1984-14 on April 30, 2021.  The effective date of the Transmittal is stated to be…

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, June 3, 2021

EEOC Approves Some COVID Vaccine Requirements, Incentives

New federal guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued on May 28 permits policies requiring employees who enter a workplace to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, provided those policies comply with the reasonable accommodation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and any…

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, June 2, 2021

CMS Updates the Medicare Home Health Cost Report Form 1728-20

Special to NAHC Report by Dave Macke (More about Dave Macke)  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued two transmittals that implement a new Medicare Cost Report Form for Home Health Agencies.  The new form set, known as Form 1728-20, was released on October 2, 2020, in Transmittal 1 in Chapter 47. …

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, June 1, 2021

New CMS Webinar: The HQRP – Understanding the Composite Quality Measure

REGISTER NOW June 2 from 2:00-3:00PM ET The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET on Understanding a Composite Quality Measure. The purpose of this training is to provide a general overview of the Hospice Quality Composite Measure, how it…

HHFMA Innovations Webinar Series: The Smart Home in Healthcare

REGISTER! Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm Eastern (This is a recorded event and must be accessed via a computer or mobile device. A dial-in number will not be provided.) Though the concept of ‘smart home’ technology has been around a while, it can still be considered ‘innovation’ as the technology itself is ever-evolving. 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

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…