CMS Announces Hospice Quality Reporting New Engagement Opportunities and Posts Training Materials

Hospice QRP Provider Engagement Opportunities:  CMS has added future quality measure development to the Provider Engagement Opportunities webpage. This addition to the webpage will keep stakeholders informed of hospice measures that CMS has submitted to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Application Process (MAP).  At this time, CMS is developing a claims-based Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed…

Please Help Home Care and Hospice Workers Affected by Hurricane Florence

The devastation caused by Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina has stunned all of us at NAHC and left us wondering how we can help those affected by the storm. We know the thousands of people who work in home care and hospice in the Carolinas are dealing with almost inconceivable hardship and loss…

HHS Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar today declared public health emergencies in North Carolina and South Carolina, as Hurricane Florence continues its track toward the southeastern seaboard of the United States. The declarations give HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting…