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…

CMS Announces New Repayment Terms for Medicare Loans made to Providers during COVID-19

New recoupment terms allow providers and suppliers one additional year to start loan payments The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced amended terms for payments issued under the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program as required by recent action by President Donald J. Trump and United States Congress. This Medicare loan program allows CMS…

NAHC Attends COVID-19 Testing Briefing at the White House

Administration recognizes NAHC for helping secure testing for home care and hospice Scroll through to the end of the story for more photos from the press conference President Donald J. Trump announced at a Monday press conference in the Rose Garden that his administrtion plans to distribute 150 million accurate and rapid COVID-19 tests to…

Florida Reps Urge CMS to Delay Review Choice Demonstration in Florida

A trio of Representatives from Florida have sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the decision to move forward with the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) program in Florida. In March, due to the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic, CMS announced that the RCD program would be paused from expansion…