NAHC Comments on CMS’ Interim Final Rule in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Association or Home Care & Hospice submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule with Comments (IFC) issued March 30, 2020 in response to the COVID -19 pandemic. Below is a summary issues and recommendations related to home health agencies (HHA) and hospice. HOME HEALTH Homebound Status Under…

New Guidance and Waivers for Home Health, Rural Health and More

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance for home heath care providers and waivers for Rural Health Clinics ( RHC)s and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)  that have a direct impact on home health care providers.. On April 14, CMS issued several waivers for RHCs and FQHCs. One of the…

NAHC Submits Recommendations for Improved Care to Rural, Underserved to Congress

In mid-November, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input to inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force as it works to develop bipartisan legislation to improve health care outcomes within underserved communities.  The RFI includes 10 questions designed to elicit recommendations…