CHAP Shares Standards for the Home Infusion Therapy Supplier

The Medicare home infusion therapy (HIT) supplier benefit is a new Medicare Part B benefit established in the 21st Century Cures Act. The new benefit covers the professional services associated with the provision of Part B infusion drugs, such as, nursing services that are furnished in accordance with a plan of care. The services include…

NAHC to CMS: Roll Back 2020 Rate Adjustment Based on Faulty Prediction of HHA Behavior

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to roll back the 2020 rate adjustment CMS instituted based on a prediction of how home health agencies (HHA) would behave that has not materialized. That recommendation, and several more, are part of NAHC’s formal comments to…

CMS Updates Process for Home Infusion Therapy Supplier Enrollment

The Medicare provider enrollment procsss for providers and suppliers interested in becoming a Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) Supplier will treat all applicants as new entrants to the program and require them to comply with all Medicare provider enrollment regulations, according to the 2021 home health prospective payment rate update proposed rule. The 21st Century Cures Act…

NAHC Asks CMS to Waive Home Infusion Restrictions

Legislative remedy for this crisis detailed below The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of organizations calling on Medicare to lift restrictions on home infusion during the current public health emergency, and in support for concept legislation that would allow patients who need intravenous (IV) medications — but don’t otherwise…

CMS Proposes Payment Rates, Policies for New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rate update rule on Monday, July 11, 2019. In addition, to updates for calendar year (CY) 2020 payment rates for home health agencies, CMS provided more detail on the implementation of the new home infusion therapy supplier benefit when it becomes a…

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Infusion Therapy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted on its web site a frequently asked questions document related to the temporary transitional payment period for the new home infusion therapy benefit. The FAQ document provides general information on the structure of the benefit and CMS’ policies for implementation. The FAQs address the provision…

CMS Proposes a New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rule on Monday, July 2, 2018. The rule contains the calendar year (CY) 2019 payment rate updates for home health agencies and a proposal for a revised payment model, Patient Directed Grouping Model, effective in CY 2020. In addition to payment updates,…

For NAHC Members: Important Survey on Home Infusion Patients

A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine interested in learning how people across the country track vascular access device complications in home infusion therapy patients have created a short, but important and helpful survey to gather information on the subject that should be valuable to NAHC members. The researchers are learning…

What this Week on Capitol Hill Meant for Home Care & Hospice

It has been a wild and very impactful week for home care and hospice, and many changes will be occurring in the coming years in our industry as a result of the federal budget (H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act) passed by both chambers of Congress and signed into law by the President. This law included…