Monday, July 18, 2022

CMS Releases a PAC Unified Payment System Prototype

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its Report to Congress: Unified Payment  for Medicare Covered Post-Acute Care, mandated by Congress under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act. CMS has been directed to develop a technical prototype Unified Post-Acute Care (PAC) prospective payment system (PPS) that would set payment for PAC services…

Public Health Emergency Extended 90 Days

The Biden administration has renewed the Public Health Emergency (PHE) that has been in effect since January 27, 2020 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The Department of Health & Human Services released the following statement on Friday afternoon, July 15: As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) …

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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, July 15, 2022

Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2022 Refresh

For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, the claims-based measures have been calculated excluding Q1 and Q2 2020 data from measure calculations. The HH QRP claims-based quality measures will not be refreshed for the October…

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, July 14, 2022

CMS Project Targets Providers for Deactivation

NAHC has recently become aware of a project the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated that could have an especially negative impact on home health agencies that are not serving Medicare beneficiaries but are required to be Medicare-certified to meet state or non-Medicare payer requirements.  The project is titled “Organization Deactivation Project…

Participate in the Home Care & Hospice Salary & Benefits Studies

Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) announced the 2022‑2023 Home Care and Hospice Salary & Benefits studies are now underway.  The studies are published by HCS in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). The Reports are recognized as the authoritative source for comprehensive marketplace data for home health + hospice agencies. Last year’s Home Care Report contained data from 1,011 home health agencies. The Hospice Report had data from…

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, July 13, 2022

Home Health PEPPER Available for Download

The Home Health Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is available for download at the PEPPER Portal. This is the only mode of distribution of the reports. PEPPER summarizes Medicare claims data statistics for a provider in “target areas” that may be at risk for improper Medicare payments. In addition, PEPPER compares the…

Webinar: Newly Released 2022 Home Health PEPPER

Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:00 pm – 3:00  pm EDT REGISTER NOW! Sponsored by Red Road Healthcare Business Solutions If you’re a home health provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) serves as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program. Therefore,…

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, July 12, 2022

Choose Home Care Act Picks Up Support in Congress

Click Here to Urge Congress to support the Choose Home Care Act! The Choose Home Care Act continues to build support in Congress with the recent addition of new cosponsors in the House of Representatives, including Reps. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL-20), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), Al Lawson, Jr. (D-FL-5), and Angie Craig (D-MN-2). We thank the new sponsors of this…

New Webinar: Home Care Industry Update

Thursday, July 14 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET REGISTER Please join The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), Polsinelli, and Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) for a legal update for the Home-Based Care Industry (home health, home care, and hospice providers). We will provide a substantive overview of the latest state and federal…

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…