Hospice in the Time of COVID-19: Findings from the NAHC National Survey

Strong majorities of hospices in the United States that responded to a survey by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) have admitted COVID-19-positive patients on to service, but also anticipate a decrease in annual revenues in 2020. Hospices from nearly every U.S. state and territory, including several multi-state providers, provided valuable insights…

COVID-19 Video Update from NAHC President Bill Dombi

NAHC President Bill Dombi provides a detailed policy briefing in this brief video update. Bill discusses the release of $30 billion to health care providers, the first distribution of a total of $100 billion going to providers as part of the CARES Act, and what this means for home care and hospice. Bill discusses: The…

2019 Financial Management Conference Opens with Timely Education and the Washington Update

The 2019 Financial Management Conference in Chicago, Illinois kicked off on Sunday with three pre-conference educational sessions — the home health and hospice summer camps, as well as Medicare Home Health PDGM: An In-Depth Primer, which lasted for 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. One of the important things your correspondent took from the PDGM primer is…

Washington Update Focuses on Need for Member Advocacy

The first General Session of the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Grapevine, Texas opened with NAHC’s famous Washington Update, the policy-rich briefing from William A. Dombi, NAHC President, and the policy staff.  Dombi and staff discussed the major issues of 2018 and what the industry should look for in 2019, including:…

A NAHC 2.0 Update from President Bill Dombi

Last August 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 care…

Home Care and Hospice Needs You to March on Washington

NAHC’s annual March on Washington is the premier advocacy event in Washington, D.C. for the home care and hospice industry and 2018 could be the most important year in a long time for our community. This year, the March will include a panel discussion on the policy issues on March 19 and the meetings with…

NAHC President Bill Dombi Invites You to March on Washington

NAHC’s annual March on Washington is the premier advocacy event in Washington, D.C. for the home care and hospice industry and 2018 could be the most important year in a long time for our community. This year, the March will include a panel discussion on the policy issues on March 19 and the meetings with…

Continuing Resolution in Congress is a “Mixed Bag” for Home Health

Late last night, the House of Representatives released legislative language for another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the federal government until March 23, 2018. Included in this CR is the Medicare Extenders Package, home health payment reforms, documentation reforms for the physician certification requirements, a Home Health Market basket Index (inflation) adjustment, and a…

Free Webinar on Sepsis Intervention Initiative in Home Care

A free webinar from the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) will provide information and lessons about the Home Care Sepsis Initiative and Tool on December 12, 2017 at 2 PM EST. The webinar will discuss lessons learned about the clinical use of the Home Care Sepsis Initiative and Tool. REGISTER FOR THE…