Burden Reduction Includes Changes to Use of Pseudo Patients in Aide Competency, Drug Management, And More

A recent final rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) relating to burden reduction is receiving applause especially from the home health community.  The final rule, Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Dialysis Facilities; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes to…

Critical Webinar on Legal Risks for Private Duty Home Care

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and Littler Mendelson are collaborating to offer a truly unique quarterly series of webinars focused on the challenges, opportunities, and risks for private duty home care operators. We hope you will join us for an informative session and complimentary focused on two separate issues creating headaches…

CMS Provides Another Opportunity for Burden Reduction Recommendations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to continue the progress of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. This RFI provides an opportunity for home health and hospice providers to submit recommendations for relief from burdensome regulations and policies. CMS…

NAHC Wants Your Input for 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Agendas

The policy staffs of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliates — the Hospice Association of America (HAA), the National Medicaid Action Council, and the Private Duty Home Care Association (PDHCA) — are in the process of developing their agendas for legislative and regulatory activities in the coming year. NAHC,…

NAHC Seeks Hospice Input on Impact of CMS Regulatory Relief Proposals

As reported in NAHC Report on September 18, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes designed to reduce regulatory burdens for hospice providers.  NAHC and its affiliate, the Hospice Association of America (HAA), are preparing comments on the proposed changes and would like your feedback. We have developed an online…

Get Critical Insights into the CMS Interpretative Guidelines for the Home Health Conditions of Participation!

In September 2018 NAHC presented a webinar on the CMS interpretative guidelines for the home health conditions of participation (HHCoP) and the response was overwhelming. In fact, we were actually overwhelmed with more requests to join the webinar than we could handle at the time. Therefore, we will be re-running the webinar for members-only on…

Education at Day 3 of the NAHC Conference Shows You How to Keep Your Agency on the Right Side

Health care is perhaps the most-regulated industry in the United States and staying on the right side of all the laws and regulations that exist can seem like a bigger job than actually caring for patients. Fortunately for those who attended the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Grapevine, Texas, the experts…

NAHC’s 2018 Regulatory Blueprint for Action Available for Online Reference

Since the early days of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the organization has maintained a “Regulatory Blueprint for Action,” which contains regulatory policy positions held by NAHC.  This compendium is revised by NAHC staff on an annual basis; the revisions take into account recommendations submitted by NAHC members, affiliated state associations…

NAHC Webinar on Impact of the New Budget on Home Care and Hospice

Please join the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM Eastern for a discussion called “The Latest Policy and Budget Developments in Home Care and Hospice.” The issues covered in this webinar are the result of legislation signed into law by President Trump last week, the…

NAHC’s Mary Carr on the Regulatory Outlook for Home Care

Mary Carr, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) spoke to Annie Erstling of Forcura about home care regulation. Mary picks the one home health regulation she would most like to see simplified and urges agencies, particularly smaller ones, to join a home care association in order…