Exploring the Impact of the CARES Act on Home Health and Hospice

Special to NAHC Report by Annie Erstling, Chief Strategy Officer, Forcura With the signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act last month, $100 billion were earmarked for the U.S. health care industry. It sounds like a lot of money…but given the challenges of COVID-19 and all the health care entities sharing those…

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…

NAHC Opinion Column in The Hill Urges Congress to Stop PDGM

An opinion piece authored by William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Keith Myers, Chairman of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, calls on Congress to stop implementation of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), a controversial program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Legislation to Stop Home Health Rate Cuts Introduced in Congress

STOP THE PROPOSED CMS HOME HEALTH RATE CUT! A bill just introduced in the House of Representatives would eliminate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ability to reduce reimbursement rates for home health care. The Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of February 2018 authorized CMS to make rate adjustments on the basis of assumptions…