Please Take this Short, but Important Survey on PDGM and Therapy Services

NAHC is initiating an evaluation of the potential impact of the new Medicare home health Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the provision of therapy services. While PDGM is based on 2017 data that reflects the volume of therapy services provided during that year, the payment rate for therapy-oriented patient episodes will be lower than…

Please Take this Short, but Important Survey on PDGM and Therapy Services

NAHC is initiating an evaluation of the potential impact of the new Medicare home health Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the provision of therapy services. While PDGM is based on 2017 data that reflects the volume of therapy services provided during that year, the payment rate for therapy-oriented patient episodes will be lower than…

Please take this Quick Medicare Administrative Contractor Satisfaction Survey

The 2019 MAC Satisfaction Indicator (MSI), a survey administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is now available. The MSI is designed to measure your satisfaction as a Medicare provider with the performance of your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). This survey should only take 10 minutes of your time and helps the…

NAHC and Partners Launch Survey to Assess Interest in Palliative Care Specialty Training and Certification

The survey is available HERE. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) have developed the following brief survey for home health and hospice providers to gauge the degree of interest in pursuing palliative specialty training and/or certification in hospice and palliative…

NAHC and Partners Launch Survey to Assess Interest in Palliative Care Specialty Training and Certification

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) have developed the following brief survey for home health and hospice providers to gauge the degree of interest in pursuing palliative specialty training and/or certification in hospice and palliative care for…

Your Help Needed with Emergency Prep Feedback

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is giving you the opportunity to provide feedback on Emergency Preparedness and Response and NAHC is urging its members to consider participating by taking a quick, voluntary, and anonymous online survey. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center,…

Where People Think About End of Life Issues the Most

Americans in the Midwest and Northeast think the most about end of life issues, while westerners appear to be less concerned, according to a new survey from Bestow, Inc., a life insurance company based in Dallas, Texas. Less than three in ten Americans have living wills and less than four in ten have some form…

CMS to Survey Home Health Agencies on Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Paperwork Reduction Act notice in the Federal Register on November 15, 2018 announcing its plans for a Home Health National Provider Survey. The survey is part of a requirement that CMS every three years assess and report the quality and efficiency effects of the use…

Poll: Long-Term Care a Concern for the Young and Hispanics

Many young Americans are already providing care to an older loved one, but they feel unprepared for the task, while Hispanics, in particular, worry about finding home health care they can afford and an aide who speaks their language. That’s according to The Long-Term Care Poll, an annual survey from the AP-NORC Center, a collaboration…

Elderly Support Opioid Prescription Limits, Better Counseling, and Disposal Options

A University of Michigan /AARP National Poll on Healthy Aging finds that an overwhelming majority of America’s elderly favor legal restrictions on opioid prescriptions, but many of them keep unused medication in their home and are not sufficiently educated on the risks of doing so. Almost 75 percent of older Americans support statutory limits on…