Tell Us What You Think of the FY2022 Proposed Hospice Changes

Separate Surveys Allow for Input on Proposed Quality Changes, Election Statement Addendum and CoP Proposals, and Payment/Utilization Trend The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its FY2022 proposed hospice payment rule in mid-April.  Among its items the rule proposes numerous changes for hospice quality measures, a significant change to the “labor shares” of…

Do You Provide Home-based Pediatric Services? Respond to the NAHC Member Interest Survey!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the largest organization representing the interests of home health, hospice, and home care providers across the nation, including the home caregiving staff and the patients and families they serve. NAHC’s members have a wide variety of service lines, and at this time we are very…

Please Respond to Fed Survey on Accuracy in Medicare Payments

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) conducts numerous surveys of hospitals and health care providers that are used by the government to make economic decisions that affect the entire medical care system. Key users include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal Reserve Bank, and the U.S. Congress. The Centers for…

Hospice Survey on Electronic Prescribing Practices – Participate Today!

Please take this quick, 2-minute survey now! The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is seeking input from hospice providers on their prescribing practices to assist with comments on a recent Request for Information (RFI))  issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following is some background on the survey, along…

NAHC Hospice Election Statement & Addendum Survey

Take this important survey now! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Quality Reporting Update (final rule) an implementation date of October 1, 2020 for the modified election statement and election statement addendum requirements. NAHC and other stakeholders have…

Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series

The American Nurses Foundation is conducting a series of surveys in partnership with the American Nurses Association so they can better support nurses during COVID-19. The first survey focuses on the pandemic’s impact on nurse mental health and well-being. The American Nurses Foundation pledges to share what they learn from the surveys and use it…

Please Take This Staff Safety Survey

PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY NOW The recent events over the past months, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest across the nation, have given rise to safety concerns for the safety of health care workers. For home care workers, safety has always been a concern due to the nature of working in the patient’s…

Hospice in the Time of COVID-19: Findings from the NAHC National Survey

Strong majorities of hospices in the United States that responded to a survey by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) have admitted COVID-19-positive patients on to service, but also anticipate a decrease in annual revenues in 2020. Hospices from nearly every U.S. state and territory, including several multi-state providers, provided valuable insights…

NAHC Needs Hospice Input on Impact of COVID-19

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW! Your responses help our advocacy efforts In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospice providers have dealt with numerous operational challenges. The impact of the public health emergency has varied widely depending on the location and structure of the hospice program. While Congress and the Administration have responded with the creation of…

All Medicare Home Health Providers: Take This Survey Now!

TAKE THIS SURVEY NOW! Congress is already working on a fourth COVID-19 stimulus package to provide aid to people, businesses, and health care providers affected by the pandemic. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is also considering relief options within its authority. NAHC is focused on a number of areas of relief, including Medicare payment rates.…