NAHC Urges CMS on Implementation of Hospice Survey Reforms

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a series of recommendations related to implementation of the hospice survey reforms enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 in late December. The reforms were triggered by Office of the Inspector…

Biden Admin Taps Obama Veteran Liz Fowler to Run CMMI

The Biden administration has announced the appointment of Liz Fowler to serve as administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), a part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The position of CMMI Administrator does not require Senate approval. Roughly 600 employees work at CMMI. Like many Biden appointees, Fowler is…

Long Term Care and the Law Conference Has Great Content for Home Health & Hospice Professionals

NAHC members get discounted rate! Register here! NAHC’s Bill Dombi to update conference on home health & hospice policy developments Full program details are here The Long-Term Care and the Law conference, put on every year by the American Health Law Association, is virtual this year and going on right now. If you’ve missed any…

Learn About An Exclusive PAPR Purchasing Program for NAHC Members

Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:00PM to 2:30PM Eastern The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce a special opportunity for our members to purchase high-level personal protection equipment at a significant savings. Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) are being used increasingly within health care settings. As a relatively new…

NAHC to Congress: Protect Social Security, Medicare from Spending Cuts

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with a group of like-minded groups in the Leadership Council of Aging Organzations (LCAO) in urging Congress to protect vital programs like Medicare and Social Security from steep and unnecessary spending cuts that could cause considerable harm to America’s elderly and disabled populations. NAHC…

Hospice Item Set and Manual Updated, 2020 Hospice Technical Expert Panel Report Posted

The final Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00 is now available, as is the updated HIS-Admission and HIS-Discharge documents. The updates to the HIS Manual and HIS-Discharge instrument reflect the removal of Section O and associated measures.  The HIS-Admission instrument was updated to reflect the current reporting year dates.  These changes were made to accommodate…

CMS Streamlines 1135 Waiver Requests

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new tool to streamline 1135 waiver requests during declared public health emergencies. The COVID -19 pandemic has brought to light several challenges related to the submission, tracking and issuance of 1135 waivers due to the volume of requests for flexibilities by the provider and…

Onboarding and Training Solutions for Private Duty Home Care

Private Duty Home Care at NAHC and Relias will present an important new webinar for private duty home operators, Onboarding and Training Solutions for Private Duty Home Care, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM Eastern. The webinar is free for NAHC members and only $45 for non-members. Registration is required. REGISTER After a…

Invest in the Future of Your Agency by Renewing Your NAHC Membership

All of us at NAHC want to thank you for your continued investment in the only organization that brings home care, home health, and hospice together to fight for your agencies and your patients. Our members make it all possible – without your membership support, we wouldn’t be able to continuously provide you members with…

NAHC Receives Clarification on CMS Policies for Home Health Agencies

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice ( NAHC) has received additional clarification on Medicare coverage policies for home health agencies. Earlier this month NAHC reported on responses from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on several key outstanding question. In that report NAHC noted follow-up was needed on two of CMS’…