Help Wanted: Nurse 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! NAHC has entered a collaboration agreement with Wolter Kluwer, the owner of Lippincott, to provide clinical expertise developing home…

2019 Financial Management Conference Opens with Timely Education and the Washington Update

The 2019 Financial Management Conference in Chicago, Illinois kicked off on Sunday with three pre-conference educational sessions — the home health and hospice summer camps, as well as Medicare Home Health PDGM: An In-Depth Primer, which lasted for 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. One of the important things your correspondent took from the PDGM primer is…

Statement of NAHC President William A. Dombi Regarding the Medicare Home Health Proposed Rule Issued on July 11

CMS late today issued the proposed rule for the 2020 payment model, PDGM, including rates of payment that would start January 1, 2020. The new payment model had been finalized in its design in the 2019 rulemaking cycle. The proposed rule offers some minor tweaks in the payment model and sets out 2020 payment rates…

NAHC Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed Home Health Cost Report Changes

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Health Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the home health cost report (Form CMS-1728-19) and cost reporting instructions. On April 16, 2019, the CMS published notice in the Federal Register of…

Tell Us How We Are Doing – Take the NAHC Member Survey!

Nothing means more to us at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) than taking care of our members. You members are the beating heart of this trade association and we never let ourselves forget it. And while we pride ourselves on working hard to provide solutions for the challenges facing everyone in…

Provision in Connecticut Budget Threatens Home Care in that State

Buried on page 417 of the Connecticut budget this year is a seemingly obscure provision – section 305 – that would make it illegal for home care agencies in the state to use non-solicitation clauses when they hire new employees. If signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont, home care agencies would lose the right…

NAHC Pitches in to Send Books to the Troops

In honor of the recent Memorial Day holiday, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) asked staff to donate books to Operation Paperback, a national, non-profit organization whose volunteers collect gently-used books and send them to American troops around the world. NAHC staff and Capitol Hill Books collected almost 160 new or gently-used…