Putting Home First is More Important than Ever

Health care started in the home in response to great social need. Today, a new social need exists amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and once again home care is the answer — at least, it could be — and we need your help! U.S. hospitals are already strained under the weight of COVID-19 patients. Quality, care…

NAHC to HHS: Do More to Help People Sign Up for Medicare

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has joined with 75 other groups in sending a letter to Alex Azar, the Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging the Department to help people sign up for Medicare coverage amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. With all Social Security Administration offices closing…

COVID-19 Video Update from NAHC President Bill Dombi

NAHC President Bill Dombi provides a detailed policy briefing in this brief video update. Bill discusses the release of $30 billion to health care providers, the first distribution of a total of $100 billion going to providers as part of the CARES Act, and what this means for home care and hospice. Bill discusses: The…

All Medicare Home Health Providers: Take This Survey Now!

TAKE THIS SURVEY NOW! Congress is already working on a fourth COVID-19 stimulus package to provide aid to people, businesses, and health care providers affected by the pandemic. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is also considering relief options within its authority. NAHC is focused on a number of areas of relief, including Medicare payment rates.…

Hospice Groups Outline Priorities for Possible New COVID-19 Legislation

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and a group of hospice organizations have sent a letter to Congress highlighting the need for further health care reform to allow hospice and palliative care to serve their patients while stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Over the last several weeks, Congress has…

NAHC Asks CMS/HHS for Reg Flexibility to Fight COVID-19

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has made a series of requests to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for regulatory action designed to enable home health and hospice to fulfill its potential as the health care setting most suited to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 while…

COVID-19 Report: Home Health Ready to Offer Relief to Inundated Hospitals, Provide Alternative Care Setting

As hospitals nationwide continue to struggle with unprecedented demand for critical services related to the COVID-19 pandemic, home healthcare providers are well prepared to help alleviate the growing strain on the system by caring for patients in the home, according to a new report from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and…

Home Health Care Win on NPP Bill was 13 Years in the Making

Huge win for NAHC advocacy Please join us in thanking Congress! PLEASE DO IT NOW! Following 13 years of intense and constant advocacy, the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, popularly known as the NPP bill, was signed into law last week as part of the larger $2 trillion stimulus package, the CARES Act. With…

NAHC: Home Care and Hospice Employees are Exempt Providers Under FFCRA

The US Department of Labor issued guidance over the weekend on standards and application of the extended sick and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave under the recent Covid-19 stimulus bills. The guidance addresses an important issue affecting home care and hospice companies. NAHC and others sought to have an exemption applicable to a “health care provider” to…

Home Care Stalwarts Casey, Dingell Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors, Disabled, Caregivers from Coronavirus

NAHC supports this legislation to protect home care workers and allow seniors to receive care in the home. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), the ranking member on the Senate Select Committee on Aging, and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) have introduced legislation in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives to protect senior citizens, the…