Home Care and Hospice Providers Report Problems Working with VA

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has recently received reports of home care and hospice providers facing challenges in working with the Veterans Health Administration (VA) following their transition of third-party administrator (TPA) from TriWest to Optum. As background, following the passage of the VA Mission Act, Optum was named the TPA…

NAHC Supports Legislation to Keep Veterans in Community Settings

The House of Representatives Veterans Affairs committee held a hearing on September 11 on H.R. 1527, the Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act, a bill to expand access to home care for veterans and help keep them out of institutional settings. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), would expand access to the Medical Foster…

Home Care in Western New York Honors Veterans

As we continue to celebrate Home Care and Hospice Month, in the final days of the month, NAHC would like to point out the wonderful efforts being taken by home care and hospice professionals in western New York to care for and celebrate America’s veterans. (See NAHC Report’s article earlier this month on recognizing our…

Legislation Could Provide Community-based Care to Veterans

Legislation approved by a Congressional committee on Tuesday could result in more veteran referrals to home health agencies, as well as guaranteed payment to providers within 30 to 45 days. The House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved legislation earlier this week that would improve veterans’ access to health care services outside of VA…