Key Telehealth Bill Introduced in Congress

A bipartisan and bicameral group of legislators has introduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) Act of 2021 (S. 1512/H.R. 2903) in Congress. The CONNECT Act includes a variety of provisions. Those with direct impact to home care and hospice providers follow are, as follows: Health and Human Services (HHS)…

The Year in Review: Home Health and Hospice in Congress in 2019

Congress Actively Pursued Key Home Health and Hospice Concerns NAHC scored some big victories for patients and providers While 2019 was frequently marked by intense partisan wrangling in Congress, a year-end review by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) shows that elected officials still found time to pursue a number of issues…

New Bill to Ease Medicare Restrictions on Telehealth Introduced in Congress

New legislation introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday would make several important changes to the application of telehealth in the Medicare program. The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) engaged directly with Congress on the development of this legislation and joined over 120 organizations in endorsing its introduction.…