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.
- 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
- Advocate Spotlight: Sara Ratcliffe and Liz Vogt Nov 8 at 7:02 pm
- CMS Posts Hospice Quality Reporting Program Deadlines and Updates Nov 8 at 7:01 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.