NAHC to Congress: Permanently Fund Medicare Outreach and Enrollment

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with like-minded organizations to urge Congress to permanently and fully fund Medicare outreach and enrollment for low-income beneficiaries. Specifically, NAHC would like Congress to include in the fall “Extenders Package” a provision to make funding permanent for Medicare outreach and enrollment and increase that…

NAHC Spearheads Regulatory Reform at Ways and Means “Red Tape” Roundtable

While it may be an important election year, it remains a very busy season for Congress. Two significant areas of focus in health care are the opioid crisis and regulatory burdens. On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee took another step towards regulatory reform action with a roundtable on ways to reduce regulatory burdens…

House Committee Proposes Extension of Rural Add-on, Payment Modifications

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today announced a bipartisan agreement relating to Medicare “extenders,” policies that expire unless Congress acts. Today’s Ways and Means announcement includes both the extension of current policies as well as proposed offsets. For home health care, this agreement includes a…