NAHC Summer Backyard Advocacy: Letters to the Editor & Virtual Connections

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Welcome to Week Four of the 2023 Summer Backyard Advocacy Campaign! This week, NAHC is encouraging advocates for the home care and hospice communities to write letters to the editor of your local news publications. What is a Letter to the Editor? When you feel strongly about an issue or a piece of legislation and you want […]

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TEP Opportunity: Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Implementation & Monitoring

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted with Abt Associates, Inc. to support the implementation of the HHVBP Model, including the development of refinements to the measures and scoring methodology, first for the original Model and now for the expanded HHVBP Model. The contract name is Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design and Analysis: Home Health Value-Based […]

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NAHC to CMS: Medicare Home Health Benefit is at a Crossroads

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In comments filed in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) 2024 proposed home health rule, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice told CMS that the proposed payment rate cut of 5.653 percent will significantly reduce access to essential home health services throughout the country and set the stage for further […]

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NAHC to CMS: Hospice Special Focus Program Needs to Be Fair & Accurate

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) filed comments yesterday in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2024 home health rule, telling CMS that some aspects of the hospice Special Focus Program are flawed and need to be fixed to ensure accuracy and fairness. In resposne to reports from […]

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How to Maximize Your Medicare Advantage

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Medicare Advantage (MA) Pre-Conference The Medicare Advantage pre-conference was the most popular pre-conference at the 2023 Financial Management Conference and we’ve added one to the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo! An amazing group of speakers who will break down critical aspects of Medicare Advantage (MA), including its impact on agencies like yours. MA is […]

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Florida Ruling on Private Duty Nursing & Implications for Medicaid Nationally

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Recently, a Federal Court decision in Florida directed the state to expand the availability of community-based services and move children in the Medicaid program out of institutional settings. As Ms. Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq wrote in an explanation of the decision, the court ruling specifically identified deficiencies with the availability of Private Duty Nursing as a root cause of […]

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Expanded HHVBP Model: July 2023 IPR Post-Event Resources Now Available

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On July 27, 2023, the expanded HHVBP Model Technical Assistance team hosted a live learning event, Overview of the Interim Performance Report (IPR): The July 2023 IPR. The presentation included the timeline for the calendar year (CY) 2023 performance year, how to access the IPRs, the content presented in each IPR tab, the recalculation request process, […]

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Help Wanted: Nursing Subject Matter Experts

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Do you have experience or interest in reviewing clinical policies and procedures for clarity and accuracy? Wolters Kluwer is recruiting reviewers who are nursing subject matter experts. NAHC has worked with Wolters Kluwer to provider writers and reviewers for procedures in their Home Care procedure Manual. Do you have a few hours to do this upon occasion? […]

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HHFMA Call for Nominations for Workgroup Members

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The Governance and Nominating Committee is pleased to issue a call for nominations for Home Health Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) Workgroup membership; the Workgroup is leadership group within the HHFMA comprised of experts in the field of finance and management along with top CEO’s, CFO’s and COO’s in the home care & hospice sphere. The […]

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