The Value of Taking a Member of Congress on a Home Care or Hospice Visit

As we come upon the Easter recess of Congress, now is a good time to remind everyone in the home care and hospice community that taking a member of Congress to visit a home care or hospice patient at home is a great idea. Getting elected representatives on home care and hospice visits is a…

Help Wanted: Maternal Neonatal Care Procedure Writers

Have you written clinical policies and procedures in the past?  Do you like doing the research and developing a detailed roadmap for someone to complete a task? Then we have a job that fits you perfectly! Specifically, we are looking for neonatal care procedure writers who are knowledgeable about the following topics: Breastfeeding assistance, home…

Prepare for Home Health Payment Reform with “PDGM: Strategies for Success in 2020 and Beyond”

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is excited to announce the debut of an important new video presentation that will enable home health providers to successfully transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model that becomes law on January 1, 2020. Working with state partners and the leading home health consultants in the United…

NY Court Upholds 13 Hours Pay for 24-Hour Shift Home Health Aides

A New York Court of Appeals ruling will allow home care providers in that state to continue to pay “sleep in” aides for 13 hours of a 24-hour shift, as long as the employees are given three hours for meal breaks and eight hours of sleep, at least five of which must be uninterrupted. The…

Call for Speakers to the 2019 Financial Management Conference

Registration for the 2019 Financial Management Conference, the only conference designed specifically for finance professionals in home health and hospice, is now open at the FMC website, http://fmc2019.nahc.org/. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) are announcing a call for speakers to the 2019 Financial Management Conference…

Register Now for the 2019 Financial Management Conference

Registration for the 2019 Financial Management Conference, the only conference designed specifically for finance professionals in home health and hospice, is now open at the FMC website, http://fmc2019.nahc.org/. The 2019 FMC, in Chicago, Illinois, from July 14-16, will feature faculty, speakers, and business leaders who have the answers and solutions your business needs to successfully…

MedPAC Calls for Home Health Rate Cut, NAHC Objects

MedPAC, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, released its annual March report to Congress on March 15, 2019.  MedPAC is required to produce this report; however, Congress is not required to act upon all the recommendations contained in the report and historically has not done so.  Chapters 9 and 12 of the Report, Home Health Recommendations…

Your NAHC Membership Might Be Ending Soon!

Renew your membership today! If you have not renewed your NAHC membership yet, it will expire on April 1, just 11 business days from now! Let me explain why you don’t want that to happen. A membership in the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the best value in the industry. Every…

NAHC and Partners Launch Survey to Assess Interest in Palliative Care Specialty Training and Certification

The survey is available HERE. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) have developed the following brief survey for home health and hospice providers to gauge the degree of interest in pursuing palliative specialty training and/or certification in hospice and palliative…

OIG: Non-Profit Hospital May Offer Free Home Care

A federal rule against offering patients free care does not prohibit a hospital from providing free home care if the goal is to reduce readmissions, according to an advisory opinion the Office of Inspector (OIG) General of the Department of Health and Human Services. The federal government forbids the provision of free services to patients…