NAHC Opinion Column in The Hill Urges Congress to Stop PDGM

An opinion piece authored by William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Keith Myers, Chairman of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, calls on Congress to stop implementation of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), a controversial program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…

What Do the 2018 Midterm Elections Mean for Home Care and Hospice?

The mid-term election dust has yet to fully settle, with a number of races still not final. Still, the results so far provide some guidance as to what the election may mean for home care and hospice. To start with, the transfer of power to Democrats in the House of Representatives and the strengthening of…

Help NAHC Stop CMS’ Big Home Health Rate Cut!

STOP THE PROPOSED CMS HOME HEALTH RATE CUT! In February, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018. Included in this law were various reforms to the Medicare Home Health benefit. One such provision called for budget neutrality in any change to the payment model, so that future spending would remain consistent with projections…

Key New Legislation Seeks Changes to Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System

Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, both Republicans from Louisiana, have introduced legislation that seeks to address changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system as made by the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) in February 2018. The BBA called for allowing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to preemptively make adjustments to…