NAHC to CMS: Physician Referrals Must Honor Patient Freedom of Choice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently responded to an invitation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to comment on a proposed rule regarding regulations governing physician self-referral rules. The proposed rule, Medicare Program: Modernizing and Clarifying the Physician Self-Referral Regulations, 84 Fed. Reg. 55766 (October 17, 2019)], is…

CMS Administrator Touts Red Tape Relief Efforts at Public Release of Proposed Regulatory Reforms (Part 2)

Please see Part 1 of this article, which focuses more on hospice issues. On September 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the proposed rule, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction. As the title suggests, CMS is proposing to modify certain regulatory requirements…

NAHC Webinar on New CMS Proposed Home Health Rule on Friday

The National Association for Home Health & Hospice (NAHC) will be holding a webinar on the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed home health rule and the Patient Directed Grouping Model (PDGM) from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern on Friday, July 13. The webinar is free to everyone, both NAHC members…

CMS Proposed Rule for Home Health “Needs More Work”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rule on Monday, July 2, 2018, and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has been poring over the 600-page rule ever since to assess the challenges and opportunities it presents to providers and patients around the country. What follows…