NAHC to CMS: Maintain NP/CNS Authority to Certify Home Health

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and a group of likeminded organizations have written to Brian Slater, Director of the Division of Home Health and Hospice in the Center for Medicare Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reiterate our strong support for the authority of nurse practitioners (NPs) and clinical…

CMS’ Requirements for NPs Ordering Home Health Services Raises Concern

NAHC has major concerns it will be addressing with CMS On April 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request 12615 to clarify requirements for allowed practitioners under the home health benefit. In the “Background” section of the transmittal, CMS states that nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists acting as…

We need your Stories, Heart, and Voice for Nurse Practitioners!

Congress must Act to Allow NPP’s to Order Home Health Services Current federal law requires that a physician certify a patient’s eligibility for coverage of Home Health services. Many things have changed in healthcare since this Medicare provision was enacted. Much of the primary care provided today comes from highly skilled non-physician practitioners (NPPs) such as…