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…

Calling all Home Health and Hospice Tech Leaders – Please Take this Survey!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and Forcura are partnering on the creation of an Industry Report: The 2018 State of Connectivity – How Home Health and Hospice Organizations are Sharing Health Information. We invite you and your organization to participate in this research by answering a few simple questions in the…

Take the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Salary & Benefits Survey and Save Money!

The Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) has announced the 2018‑2019 Home Care and Hospice Salary & Benefits studies are now underway.  The studies are published by HCS in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Once again, NAHC will be asking members to participate in the Salary & Benefits survey,…

For NAHC Members: Important Survey on Home Infusion Patients

A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine interested in learning how people across the country track vascular access device complications in home infusion therapy patients have created a short, but important and helpful survey to gather information on the subject that should be valuable to NAHC members. The researchers are learning…

Many Doctors Pay Little Attention to Home Health Plans

Almost half the U.S. physicians who specialize in general, family, or geriatric medicine, as well as hospice and palliative care, spend less than one minute reviewing paperwork before signing off on it, according to a survey published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Based on the responses from 1005 physicians, 72 percent said they certified at…