Provider Membership Benefits
Provider membership in NAHC is open to organizations whose primary purpose is to deliver health and supportive services directly to the sick and disabled in their homes. The benefits NAHC offers Provider members give a competitive edge. To join or renew online please go here. To download a Provider Membership application, click here.
Provider Member Benefits include:
- Expert Advice is Only One Phone Call Away
- Expert Advice from the Center for Health Care Law
- NAHC Legislative Experts Fight for Your Interests before Congress and the White House
- Research to Operate More Efficiently
- The Latest Information and In-depth Analysis
- Business Savings
- Professional Certification and Accreditation
- Discounts on all NAHC Meetings and Conferences
- Web Events
- Home Care & Hospice Agency Locator
- Career Center
- Complimentary Membership in NAHC’s Affiliate Organizations
- International Organizations
- Set the Direction of the Association and Shape the Destiny of the Entire Community
NAHC’s dedicated team of experts is constantly tracking the latest trends and developments affecting home care and hospice. NAHC members are able to tap into this vital information at their convenience, giving them a competitive advantage over nonmembers. Whether it’s a legal, regulatory, financial, or legislative question, NAHC has the expert ready to answer members’ specific concerns.
The Center for Health Care Law is like the cavalry charging to your legal rescue. Under the leadership of William A. Dombi, the Center provides NAHC members with free legal advice to understand the laws governing home care and hospice agencies, and discounted legal services for more complex needs. If you need a legal team to fight at your side, there is none better than the staff of the Center for Health Care Law.
NAHC is the leading voice for home care and hospice before Congress and the White House, fighting for your interests around the clock. With an uncommon ability to marshall resources and forge coalitions, NAHC approaches legislative advocacy with a broad perspective. The association is guided by President Val J. Halamandaris, with over 35 years experience on Capitol Hill.
In today’s cost-conscious environment, there is no more important element than data in keeping one’s agency ahead of the pack. NAHC’s dedicated team of researchers is constantly benchmarking the field to better track the latest trends and developments affecting home care and hospice. NAHC members are able to tap into this vital information at their convenience, giving them a competitive advantage over nonmembers.
One thing NAHC does, and does it fast, is getting members the latest, most accurate news as soon as it happens-sometimes before the information is public. NAHC staff is involved in shaping policy with government agencies overseeing home care and hospice, gathering news and background information on everything that affects you. NAHC keeps its members ahead of the curve on all issues through several sources:
NAHC Report, a daily e-newsletter, offers the latest information on legislation, regulations, litigation, and general news affecting home care and hospice. NAHC members receive a electronic version sent to them in their e-mail, with access to the full text of each article on NAHC’s web site.
NAHC’s Member Network ListServ (Provider Members Only), an online forum for providers monitored by NAHC’s experts, gives you instant access to colleagues from across the country. Giving NAHC members a quick and easy method to communicate with each other, just ask a question and receive advice from others in the field.
NAHC assists its members by arranging discounts and group purchasing agreements for products and services every agency uses on a daily basis. Some members recoup the cost of their NAHC membership just from the following savings:
NAHC Publications: NAHC is always striving to ease the daily burdens of home care providers and hospices. One way NAHC provides assistance is through our extensive list of resources – publications, manuals, and videos, to name a few. All publications and resources are created by home care and hospice experts with the mission of providing you with the information you need in an easy-to-use format. NAHC’s resources provide the latest information, trends, and developments, with all items designed to keep your staff on the cutting edge. Subject areas covered include administrative and financial, Medicare, clinical, hospice, home care aide, and novelty items.
NAHC Video Production Department: NAHC’s in-house Video Production Department stands ready with reduced rates for members’ video needs. NAHC can lower the high cost of producing your own video projects. Our team of specialists can create professional videos to use in promoting your agency on television, in meetings, or to potential customers. The Video Department will sit down with you, put together a script, and create a commercial – all at a substantial savings.
As a NAHC member, you are able to tap into a special resource created to uphold and promote the values, standards, and essence of home care’s rich heritage. NAHC seeks to create and promote excellence in home care and hospice education, credentialing and research for the advancement of home care and the betterment of society. To accomplish these goals, NAHC conducts accreditation programs, certification programs, workshops, distance learning courses, and online learning tutorials through IBM.
Certified Home/Hospice Care Executive (CHCE): CHCE certification is available to eligible individuals in home care/hospice leadership positions. This includes executives and managers in provider organizations and those serving in related organizations such as consultants, accreditation and regulatory surveyors, and state home care associations. Certification is a sign of commitment to your profession as a home care or hospice executive. It communicates pride in your work and dedication to being fully versed in all of the areas of executive management required to effectively run a home care or hospice agency.
Distance Learning Courses: Programs were developed in cooperation with MGI Management Institute. For over 30 years, MGI has been a leader in continuing education for medical practitioners, managers, and engineers. Each program includes a manual, instructor support through a toll-free number, continuing education credits, and a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
One of the best opportunities for professional and personal development is at NAHC’s conferences and meetings. Each event is planned with you in mind, examining issues, trends, and recent developments affecting you. With most events offering continuing education for nurses and accountants, NAHC’s meetings and conferences provide for an uplifting gathering for caring professionals from around the country. NAHC members will receive discounts on all these meetings, including:
- NAHC Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit & Exposition
- March on Washington & Exposition
- Home Care Financial Management Conference & Exposition
- NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition
At the largest gathering of home care and hospice professionals, attendees have a unique opportunity to network with their peers from around the United States and the world, hear pre-eminent professional speakers, and participate in cutting edge educational programs. An important component of the Annual Meeting is the Exposition, displaying state-of-the-art goods, services, and technology from hundreds of home care and hospice vendors. A highlight of every Annual Meeting is the inspirational speakers who excite the entire Meeting during the daily General Sessions.
NAHC conducts webinars/teleconference throughout the year. In the convenience of your office, NAHC brings to you the experts and specialists on home care and hospice to provide insights on the latest trends and developments. To participate, all you need is a computer or telephone. You can invite as many of your staff into a conference room to benefit from the presentation. Members are informed of scheduled Web Events through NAHC Report, and posting on the NAHC Member Network listserv.
Find the right provider through the Home Care and Hospice Agency Locator. The Agency Locator contains the most comprehensive database of more than 33,000 home care and hospice agencies. NAHC members get FREE enhanced listings! Visit agencylocator.nahc.org to update you information.
Are you looking for a CEO, administrator, occupational therapist, or home care aide? NAHC members are able to recruit great new employees through the Career Center, an on-line recruitment resource. Receiving nearly 2,000 hits per month, the Home Care Job Exchange is the most useful recruitment medium for home care providers and hospices. NAHC members are able to list available positions at an incredible discount.
NAHC established several unincorporated affiliates, whose mission is to provide issue-specific advocacy in those areas. Each affiliate provides a forum for a segment of the home care and hospice community interested in a common set of issues, connecting those individuals for the promotion of the affiliate’s specific issues and to share information amongst themselves. NAHC members are able to join any of the following affiliates at no additional cost:
- Pediatric Home Care Association of America
- Home Care Aide Association of America
- Voluntary Home Care Association of America
- National Association for Physicians in Home Care
- Hospital Home Care Association of America
- Proprietary Home Care Association of America
- Private Duty HomeCare Association
- Hospice Association of America
- Home Care Technology Association of America
Providers around the world are developing new approaches and new concepts to serve patients in the home and, with a NAHC membership, you can tap into their approaches. NAHC members receive free reciprocal membership in the Canadian Home Care Association and the European Association of Care and Help at Home. Also, NAHC members receive a reduced membership rate in the World Homecare and Hospice Organization (WHHO), a dynamic network of global leaders and organizations dedicated to the interests of all patients, providers, home care associations, public and private sector agencies, hospices, and personal services practitioners. Sharing new ideas is a great opportunity to review your current operations and procedures to insure you are conducting business in the most efficient and cost-conscious way.
NAHC provides the home care and hospice community with a number of different methods to network with their colleagues, comparing notes on what strategies and programs worked and which approaches were counter-productive. This communication makes it easier for NAHC members to care for and provide higher quality services to their patients. NAHC often hears how uplifted members were following conversation with their peers through vehicles provided by NAHC. From a small gathering to a large meeting, NAHC is connecting the home care and hospice community together to share common experiences with one another.
NAHC is an ideal shared by home care and hospice professionals across the country-providing the highest quality of care for each patient as if they were a loved one. NAHC is a unique membership-driven organization, where the direction and focus is set by members, not staff. Each member is encouraged to volunteer their insights and expertise to benefit all members. NAHC members are setting the course for the entire home care and hospice community by setting the direction of the leader—NAHC.
For questions about Membership, please call NAHC membership services at 202-547-7424, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.