Members of Congress Push for More HCBS Funding

With the next COVID-19 relief package currently under development and possibly coming with a significant price tag, upwards of $1.9 trillion as requested by the Biden administration, many elected officials and stakeholder groups are proposing increased funding to Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS). Similar proposals have been made in earlier versions of COVID-19…

House Bill Aims to Crack down on Medicaid Fraud outside Institutional Settings

New bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3891, from Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI-7) would bolster the authority of the state Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) and enable them to investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud, including in the home health care field. Current law permits MFCUs to investigate and prosecute fraud in traditional health…

House Committee Approves Key Hospice Bill Supported by NAHC

The Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday, July 12, 2018, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 1676), a piece of legislation the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has supported and helped guide through Congress for months. The Palliative Care and Hospice…