Advocate Spotlight on Jane Kelly

Our advocates are going above and beyond with their efforts related to the Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign and their actions are directly helping to support the home health care and hospice communities. We couldn’t be prouder of the efforts. This week we want to highlight Jane Kelly, Executive Director of the Kansas Home Care &…

NAHC Submits Comments on Burden Reduction

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “Request for Information; Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork”. NAHC is always on the hunt for troublesome and unnecessary rules and regulations that come between patients and the quality care at home they…

Week 3 of NAHC’s Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign: Thank Our Supporters

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice’s Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign is in full swing across the nation; and on behalf of everyone at NAHC, THANK YOU for rising to the challenge, for adding your voices, sharing your hearts and demonstrating your actions in support of the home health care and hospice communities. We’ve…

NAHC Summer Advocacy Spotlight: AXXESS takes on the Letter to the Editor Challenge

In week two of our Summer Backyard Advocacy Challenge, we asked you to stretch your advocacy muscles and expand our efforts by reaching out to your local news publications with a letter to the editor in support if two important pieces of legislation affecting our community: the Home Health Planning and Improvement Act and the…

NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign Continues with a Letter to the Editor Challenge

Welcome to week 2 of the NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign! Thank you to everyone who participated last week with reaching out to your local elected officials and scheduled or held meetings with them to talk about our key legislative priorities. You are the heartbeat of our community and we couldn’t do this without your…

NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy Week 1 Challenge: “Building Relationships Between Advocates and Elected Officials”

Home health and hospice fulfill the three goals of health care – popular, effective, affordable. When you have a great story to tell the public and elected officials, you need a strong grassroots campaign to make sure people hear that story. Successful grassroots advocacy campaigns are built on strong relationships between advocates and their elected…

Join NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy 2019 During the August Recess!

August marks the beginning of the Annual Summer Congressional Recess. Your elected officials will be in their local home offices, right in your own backyard for the next several weeks, and we want you to engage with them about our key legislative priorities. Advocacy starts at home with you, your staff, patients and families. You…

Senate Approves Key Bill to Extend Money Follows the Person, Spousal Impoverishment Protection

On Thursday, July 24, the United States Senate passed by unanimous consent an extension of the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, as well as protections against spousal impoverishment for recipients of home and community based services (HCBS). The extension provides funding through the end of the calendar year. This is the latest in…

Bipartisan Legislation to Grow the Palliative Care Workforce Introduced in Congress

NAHC advocacy effort succeeds Please support this important legislation NOW! It takes only a few seconds On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), a bipartisan reform to grow, improve and sustain the palliative care and hospice…