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Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fight the Proposed Health Groupings Model »
September 22, NAHC Report The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CY2018 Proposed Rule for the Home He...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Medicare Cards Coming Soon - New Design »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon issue a new Medicare Card, without Social Security Number...
Monday, September 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Launches Quality and Certification Oversight Reports Website »
August 30, NAHC Report The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 22, 2017 a new init...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Submits Proposals to Cut Medicare Red Tape for Home Health Agencies »
On August 24, 2017, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) submitted seven proposals on how to reduce t...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recording Available: The New Home Health Payment Rule Effective CY 2018 »
Mary Carr (NAHC Vice President for Regulatory Affairs) and William Dombi (NAHC Vice President for Law) will walk through t...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Healthcare Bill Published »
July 13, 2017   The Senate’s “Better Care Act” was released July 13.  The legislation provides some suppor...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Final Ruling for CoP Compliance »
July 7, 2017   CMS just issued the Final Rule setting out an new effective date for CoP compliance ( link ).&nb...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness »
June 21, NAHC   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new  Appendix–Z...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid Cuts Virtual Lobbying »
The United States Senate is on the verge of dramatically cutting Medicaid funding to the tune of $600 billion dollars annu...
Thursday, April 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Care Transition Agreements: Key Issues »
Anecdotally, there is increasing recognition that transitions in care are the most dangerous times for patients. These tra...
Friday, April 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Providers Must Meet Preparedness Requirements by Nov. 15 »
NAHC Report   Since publication of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medic...
Friday, April 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What the Failure of Repeal and Replace Means for Home Health »
March 29, NAHC Report   As readers have no doubt heard and read, the Republican plan, the American Heal...
Friday, April 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Silver Tsunami: Wisconsin’s Aging Population and the Future of Long-Term Care »
The silver tsunami is real. Wisconsin’s population is aging and healthcare care costs for the elderly and those needing lo...
Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Responds to President Trump’s Speech to Congress »
President Donald J. Trump’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress last night left NAHC President Val Halamandaris hopeful...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Projects Strong Growth in Home Health Spending Through 2025 »
February 24, NAHC Report   National health care spending will grow by an average rate of 5.6 percent f...
Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of CMS Open Door Forum on Home Health »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held the Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment Open D...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHC Requests Delay in HHCoP Implementation »
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has written to the acting Secretary for U.S. Department of Hea...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Settlement in the Jimmo Case »
On February 1, 2017, a judge in the so-called Jimmo case ordered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to e...
Friday, January 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Care: Heroes of Incremental Care »
An article entitled "Tell Me Where It Hurts" by Atul Gawande appeared in the January 23, 2017, issue of The New Yorker ....
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Job Descriptions May Affect Who Works in Home Health »
NAHC Report   The health care industry produces some of the fastest-growing jobs in the American economy, w...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MedPAC Seeks Pay Cuts for Home Health, No Hospice Update »
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted without dissent on Thursday to recommend an additional five percen...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Acelity will host a series of webinars titled “Home Health Prospective Payment System – 2017" »
HHA reimbursement for disposable NPWT (dNPWT) becomes effective January 1, 2017. Acelity will host a series of webin...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Names Rep. Price and Seema Verma to Key Health Care Posts »
President-elect Donald J. Trump made two important nominations to his future administration, naming conservative policy he...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jan. 12 Panel Event: Trumpcare: What's In Store? »
With Republicans set to take control of the White House and Congress, major changes are likely in store for the country's...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Rates Now Available »
BKD, LLP is pleased to announce that the Medicare home health rates effective January 1, 2017, are now available on bkd.co...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to Expect from the Lame Duck Congress »
November 21, NAHC Report With the 2016 national elections behind us, Congress returned to Washington D.C. for a Lam...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Office of Inspector General 2017 Work Plan for Home Health Released »
November 17, NAHC Report This is the second of two articles summarizing the OIG’s plans for home health and hospice....
Thursday, November 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election Impact on Home Care & Hospice – Medicare »
NAHC “Our aging population must have access to safe and affordable care. Because most seniors desire to age at home,...
Friday, November 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coming Next Week: NAHC Will Address Your Questions About Homecare & Hospice in Our New Political Env »
NAHC The results of the national elections on November 8 will bring great change to Washington, D.C. and many state ca...
Thursday, November 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election results put ACA future in limbo »
    Wisconsin Health News The federal health reform law faces an uncertain future after Republican...
Thursday, October 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington Update: NAHC Fights Back Against “the Scourge of Homecare” »
NAHC The policy staff of the National  Association of Homecare and Hospice (NAHC) held their Washington update at...
Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Long-Term Care »
NAHC We are now less than one month from the 2016 general election so NAHC Report would like to highlight the relev...
Thursday, September 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS finalizes rule to bolster emergency preparedness of certain facilities participating in Medicare »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  finalized a rule  to establish consistent emergency prep...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Issues Transmittals Related to Duplicate Claim Reviews and Suspension of Payments »
NAHC  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued  Change Request  (CR) 9665 forbid...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Key Republicans Tout Report Outlining Considerations of Per Capita Caps for Medicaid »
NAHC Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton...

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