Home Care Thanks Senator Susan Collins

Very few public servants have done as much for home care and the millions of people who depend on it and provide it than Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Senator Collins has been a tireless advocate for the rights of all Americans to enjoy quality health care in the home, putting her in the vanguard…

Bipartisan Letter from Senators Urges Permanent Expansion of Telehealth

On Monday, June 15th a group of 30 bipartisan senators sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) requesting that recent expansions and flexibilities made for telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic be made permanent.  In the early days of the pandemic, Congress and the Centers for Medicare…

NAHC to Senate: New COVID-19 Relief Must Include Medicaid Home Care Services

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a prestigious group of like-minded organizations urging the United States Senate to include Medicaid Home and Community Based Services in the next COVID-19 relief package. The letter, signed by NAHC and an amazing 251 other organizations, urges Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Charles Schumer (D-NY),…

Senate Approves Measures to Relax Rules of Paycheck Protection Program

The United States Senate approved on Wednesday, June 3, new legislation to relax rules applying to businesses receiving paycheck protection program (PPP) funds under the CARES Act. The new rules will give small businesses more time to repay funds and allow more flexibility on how the funds are spent. The legislation passed the Senate by…

New Bill Would Permit Verbal Physician Order for Medicare Home Health during Emergency

NAHC supports effort to improve access to home health and stop virus transmission Support this bill with just a few clicks of your mouse. GO HERE! New legislation introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, May 22, would allow for verbal physician orders in lieu of signed and dated orders and certification for…

Senator: Bill to Reimburse Home Health for Telehealth Services Is Coming

A Senate Special Committee on Aging on Thursday, May 21, heard from multiple witnesses testifying to the need for more telemedicine, particularly in the home health setting, prompting committee chair Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to say “I plan to introduce a bill soon to create a framework to reimburse for telehealth services provided by home health…

NAHC Supports the COVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is in full support of the COVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act, a bicameral bill introduced by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the Senate and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) in the House of Representatives, to authorize the federal government to manufacture medical products, including by contracting with existing manufacturers, to…

HEROES Act Passes the House, Addresses Many Pandemic-Related Concerns

On Friday, May 15th, the House of Representatives approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a piece of legislation designed to provide additional relief in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, enactment of the HEROES Act would result in an expenditure of an additional $3 trillion for further pandemic…

Congress Must Establish Supports for Frontline Caregivers in Home Care

TAKE ACTION NOW to protect and support frontline home care workers! The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the 12 million Americans who receive home care every year and the frontline health care workers who care for them. Home care is enormously popular (roughly 90 percent of Americans want to age in…

Let’s Leverage the Power of Home Care and Hospice to Fight COVID-19

Become an advocate now! If you’re already an advocate, take action now! Home health agencies (HHAs) stand ready to help meet the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus and are already providing care to COVID-19-positive patients and are prepared to take on additional cases. By leveraging home health to its fullest extent hospital beds can…