Telehealth Strategies for the Future

Tuesday, February 21 , 2023 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Free to NAHC members! REGISTER NOW Telehealth has expanded rapidly across the health care continuum. When the patient is at the center of implementation and ongoing workflow, benefits of telehealth programs can create connectedness and optimization of health care resources. This program will explore…

The Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal is Now Open!

Reporting Period 4 The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal is now open for Reporting Period 4 (RP4). Providers who received a PRF (General or Targeted) and/or American Rescue Plan Rural payment(s), exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate, from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 are required to report on their use of funds during RP4. The…

Please Take This Brief Heart Failure Care Survey

TAKE THE SURVEY Happy Heart Month! The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) are working together to bring you new education, resources, and connections to help you better care for your patients with Heart Failure (HF). With a sharp focus on improving the care of HF patients receiving care in the…

Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model HHVBP Newsletter – January 2023

The HHVBP Newsletter provides home health agencies (HHAs) with the latest information about the expanded HHVBP Model as well as important tools, news, and timely insights from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHVBP Model Technical Assistance (TA) Team. Please consider sharing this newsletter within your organization. Information in this edition…

CMS Resources on Strengthening the Direct Service Workforce

Direct service workers provide essential supports to older adults and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and behavioral health needs.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce the release of an online training course and a series of resources that offer strategies and information on self-direction, strengthening the…

New Perk for NAHC Members: Legal & Regulatory Resources

Polsinelli Online Solutions for Home Care LLC Announces Referral Relationship with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Polsinelli Online Solutions for Home Care LLC (POSH), an online compliance platform that offers home-based care providers a source for industry-specific guidance and state-specific forms and documents, has entered into a referral relationship with the National…

OSHA Seeks Input from Home Care Providers on a Potential Workplace Safety Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has notified the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy  that OSHA intends to convene its Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel (also known as a “SBREFA” panel) on a possible Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance rule. The panel, scheduled to formally convene  on…

FDA Removes REMS Requirement for BLINCYTO®

A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is a drug safety program that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can require for certain medications with serious safety concerns to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks.  The BLINCYTO® REMS was first approved by the FDA in 2014 and last updated in…

COVID-19 Emergencies to End May 11

President Joe R. Biden informed the United States Congress on Monday, January 30, that he will end the COVID-19 public health emergencies (PHE) on May 11, 2023, three years after the PHE was first announced. Ending the COVID-19 PHE will alter how the virus is treated, downgrading it from a pandemic to an endemic public…

Hospice Survey Process Revised

The long-awaited revised hospice survey process is now available via a recent Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO) Group memo, QSO-23-08-HOSPICE. The memo updates Appendix M of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) State Operations Manual which lays out the hospice survey process and the interpretive guidelines surveyors use to assess a hospice’s compliance…