Bill to Permit Non-Physician Practitioners to Certify Medicare Home Health Orders Introduced in the House

A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 9, to allow non-physician practitioners to certify home health orders under Medicare. Commonly referred to as the “NPP bill”, the legislation would extend certification authority to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. These NPPs play…

NAHC Supports Legislation to Boost Palliative Care, Education

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of like-minded organizations in sending a letter to Congress announcing our enthusiastic support for the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), introduced in the House of Representatives last week as H.R. 647. This bipartisan legislation will make a difference…

House Committee Approves Key Hospice Bill Supported by NAHC

The Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday, July 12, 2018, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 1676), a piece of legislation the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has supported and helped guide through Congress for months. The Palliative Care and Hospice…