Call for Nominations to the NAHC Board of Directors

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is now seeking nominations for the two appointed positions to its Board of Directors in the 2020 election cycle. There is a third elected position this year, State Association that is filled through a separate process. NAHC is also calling for recommendations for the two appointed…

Advocate Spotlight on Jane Kelly

Our advocates are going above and beyond with their efforts related to the Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign and their actions are directly helping to support the home health care and hospice communities. We couldn’t be prouder of the efforts. This week we want to highlight Jane Kelly, Executive Director of the Kansas Home Care &…

New Report Argues for Boosting Access to Long-Term Care and Caregiver Pay

Increasingly popular state-based social insurance programs designed to expand access to long-term care should also improve pay and working conditions for caregivers, argues a new report from PHI, a national research and consulting organization focused on the direct care workforce. Washington state became the first in the nation to pass legislation to finance long-term services…

Keynote Speakers at 2019 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo Will Inform and Inspire

Get the lowest rates to the conference before August 31. Register now! If you book your room within our hotel block, you’ll save an additional $200 off your registration rate! The General Sessions at the 2019 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo are designed to inform and inspire you, giving you the foresight and…

NAHC Submits Comments on Burden Reduction

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “Request for Information; Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork”. NAHC is always on the hunt for troublesome and unnecessary rules and regulations that come between patients and the quality care at home they…

Week 3 of NAHC’s Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign: Thank Our Supporters

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice’s Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign is in full swing across the nation; and on behalf of everyone at NAHC, THANK YOU for rising to the challenge, for adding your voices, sharing your hearts and demonstrating your actions in support of the home health care and hospice communities. We’ve…

Summary of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health and Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) on August 15, 2019.  Below is a summary of the information shared for home health and hospice providers. HOME HEALTH CY2020 PROPOSED RULE CMS reviewed the key provisions of the CY 2020 proposed…

CMS to hold PDGM Operations Issues Call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a call on the Patient Driven Groupings Model and home health operations issues on August 21, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. REGISTER HERE for this event. The target audience for this call is home health agencies, administrators, billers, coders, and other…

FY2020 Hospice Medicare and Medicaid Base Rates at a Glance

–Hospice Medicare FY2020 Pricer Now Available Beginning October 1, 2019, hospice base payment rates will increase by 2.6 percent, as published in the final FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule.  As a reminder, those rates reflect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to rebase payment rates (thereby increasing payments) for Continuous Home Care (CHC),…

Pillars to Support an Engaged, Informed and Focused Board of Directors, Part 2

The following article is the second in a series of three from Bill Musick, Integriti3D. GO HERE to read the first article and GO HERE to read the second article. All hospice and home health organizations would benefit from healthy, engaged and informed governance – a board firing on all cylinders and being, in and of itself, a…