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…

Review Choice Demonstration to Begin Soon

The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) project has cleared the Office of Management and Budget, allowing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin implementing the Demonstration project. On May 30, 2018, CMS announced it plans to revise the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration project, now referred to the RCD, following the pause of the Pre-Claim…

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…

NAHC Spreads the Love for Washingtonians in Need

The staff at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) decided to pitch in and help people dealing with food insecurity by donating a sizable amount of food to Martha’s Table, a Washington, D.C. organization that provides food, education, and opportunities to people and families in need. NAHC asked staffers to donate groceries…

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

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 care for…