NAHC’s Dombi: Home Care Opportunities Are on the Rise, Despite Ongoing Operational Challenges

Home care agencies have been through a turbulent year. But they’re coming out of it under a new light from the perspective of clients and potential partners.

That spotlight continues to grow brighter with each passing day, too, though COVID-19 cases within home care have fluctuated as of late. Far more agencies are dealing with COVID-19 patients now than early on, according to National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) data.

Overall, close to 10% of all home care admissions are currently tied to the virus, reports NAHC, which shared those figures during a Tuesday virtual event.

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Home Care COVID Legal Update

Friday, January 22, 2021 Event is free! REGISTER NOW! Wondering about the latest on the COVID-19 vaccines and how the home care industry is responding, how the new administration may impact the industry, and what you can do to take advantage of the Opinion Letter the U.S. Department of Labor recently issued on live-in caregivers?…

NAHC Board of Directors Welcomes New Members, Officers

The Board of Directors for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice met to welcome two new members, welcome back some returning members, elect officers, and bid a fond and grateful farewell to some outgoing members. John Olajide, President and CEO of Axxess, and David Totaro, Chief Government Affairs Officer at Bayada, have been…

Thankful for All the Great People Who Make our Membership the Best in the World

In a letter to all NAHC member sent earlier today, NAHC President William A. Dombi offered thanks to the many people who have gone above and beyond to advance the cause of providing the best quality care in the home in 2020, often during extremely difficult and even dangerous conditions. Among those Bill thanked were:…

Medicare Fee-for-Service Estimated Improper Payments Fall $15B since 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the Medicare Fee- For-Service (FFS) improper payment rate has continued to decline, the fourth year Medicare FFS improper payment rate has been below 10 percent, the threshold for compliance established in the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019. The Medicare FFS estimated improper payment…

CMS Extends Phased-in Review Choice Demonstraton in Florida & N. Carolina

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Thursday night, October 29, that due to the continuing public health emergency, CMS will be extending the phased-in participation in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for Home Health Agencies in Florida and North Carolina until January 1, 2021. Providers may continue submitting pre-claim review requests. Claims…

Major Home Health Telehealth Bill Introduced in Congress

Top NAHC Advocacy Priority GO HERE to fight for reimbursement for telehealth services Home health champions Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Representatives Roger Marshall (R-KS), Terri Sewell (D-AL), who led on the PDGM behavioral assumption proposal in 2019, Jodey Arrington (R-TX), and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced on Friday, October 23, the Home Health Emergency Access…

2020 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo: Board Election Results & Caring for the Caregiver

It’s not too late to register for the conference. All the content is yours for the next 30 days so watch it on your time and at your pace! The second day of the 2020 virtual Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo featured a fascinating and timely wellness panel hosted by NAHC Executive VP…

Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo Opens with Words of Hope, Determination

  “We have succeeded throughout,” NAHC President William A. Dombi tells attendees The 2020 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo opened today with NAHC President William A. Dombi telling hundreds of virtual attendees that the past year has demonstrated that “care in the home is not only essential, it is the best option in…

GAO Report: Home Care Rule Led to Difficulty Accessing Care, Not Higher Pay

The Home Care Rule, created by the Department of Labor in 2015 to extend wage and overtime provisions to home care workers, resulted in patient difficulty accessing care, the end of some services, and limits on working hours for home care aides, but did not result in higher pay for those workers, according to a…