November is Home Care and Hospice Month, when we celebrate the nurses, therapists, assistants, aides, and everyone who work so hard to bring the best health care in the world into our homes. Please see our webpage for great content and ideas for how you can help spread the word.
NAHC is preparing comments to the CMS-proposed changes to reduce the regulatory burdens for hospice providers. We have developed an online survey that allows you to indicate how helpful the changes may or may not be to your hospice. Your responses will help guide us! Please complete the survey by November 8, 2018.
A new study from NAHC and Forcura shows how and a lack of interoperability and standards is holding the industry back. Why is this happening, what can be done about it, and what does the future hold? Read the report and find out!
The devastation caused by Hurricane Florence has stunned and saddened us all. Thousands of people who work in home care and hospice in the Carolinas are dealing with terrible hardship and loss. Now is the time for us to lend a hand to those who have devoted their lives to caring for others. Please donate to the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund for Home Care & Hospice Employees. LEARN MORE.
CMS has proposed a big rate cut for home health agencies in 2020, based on unproven assumptions about provider behavior. A bill in Congress would prevent CMS from using faulty assumptions to impose rate cuts. Use NAHC’s Legislative Action Center to contact your representatives in Congress and ask them to support this legislation and protect home health patients and providers today. Congress can protect home health, but we need your voice to make it happen.
NAHC Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Strengthen Medicare Home Health Reforms
NAHC and its allies are working hard to prevent a big home health rate cut by the CMS. New legislation in Congress has been introduced to stop those cuts from happening. Read our joint statement.
- A Critical Webinar for Post-Acute Providers Nov 13 at 7:48 pm
- America’s Veterans Deserve the Highest Quality Home Care and Hospice Nov 13 at 7:47 pm
- New CMS Open Door Forum on Final Rule, CAHPS, Review Choice Demonstration Nov 9 at 3:55 pm
- MedPAC is Evaluating the Accuracy of Provider-reported Functional Assessments Nov 9 at 3:55 pm
Don’t Miss this New NAHC Film to Celebrate Home Care!
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has produced a new film to help celebrate Home Care and Hospice Month by shining a light on the nurses who do whatever is necessary to bring the best health care into the homes of their patients. You will see real nurses deliver care and real patients talk about the difference home care has made in their lives. Watch the film below.
A Closer Look at the Medicare Home Health Final Rule
The CMS has issued the CY 2019 Medicare Home Health Final Rule and there is some good news and some bad news. Watch this brief video of NAHC President William A. Dombi talking about what is in the Final Rule and what NAHC will be doing to make changes for the better. Then GO HERE to tell Congress to stop deep cuts to payment rates. It takes just a few clicks of your mouse.
Prepare for OASIS-D to Ensure a Successful Transition Part 2
November 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM Eastern
Post acute providers need to begin preparing and executing plans for the January 1, 2019 deadline to comply with new OASIS-D rules. It will be critical for home health agencies to complete the OASIS accurately, or they may risk financial penalty, miss potential reimbursement, or risk a denial by CMS. The proposed changes are extensive, so planning and educating your staff is critical to ensure compliance and a successful transition to OASIS-D. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes and how they are going to impact your organization. We’ll provide insights into overcoming implementation challenges, as well as recommendations to ensure your agency is successful during this transition.
By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the IMPACT Act as it relates to updates to the OASIS data set
- Identify additions and deletions within OASIS-D and the implications of these changes
- Understand the challenges and barriers for OASIS-D implementation, as well as how you can overcome them
- Recognize best practices and key steps your agency should take to ensure a successful implementation
Private Duty: Current Trends in Regulatory & Legal Issues: An Update on Private Duty with Bill Dombi and Angelo Spinola — Part 4
Thursday January 17, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 Eastern
This web event for private duty members will provide regulatory, and legal updates along with other timely topics of import.
Topics will include:
- Best practices and strategies for effective caregiver recruitment and retention• Best practices and strategies for effective caregiver recruitment and retention
- Conducting legal investigations in the midst of the #metoo movement
Brittnei Salerno, Chairman, Private Duty Home Care Association
William A. Dombi, Esq., President, NAHC
Angelo Spinola, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson
Live Event and Recording Registration is FREE
The Event is Free, but Registration is Required!
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January 17, 2019