Honoring Health Care Pioneers During Black History Month: Mary Eliza Mahoney

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During Black History Month, NAHC Report will be profiling various African-Americans who have made great contributions to American health care. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in Boston in 1845 to two freed slaves originally from North Carolina. Though the exact date of her birth is unknown, Ms. Mahoney would spend much of the rest of […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs: Expanded HHVBP

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Expanded HHVBP Model Performance Feedback Reports January 2024 Interim Performance Reports (IPRs) are Available on iQIES The January Preliminary Interim Performance Reports (IPRs) for the expanded HHVBP Model have been published on the Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES).  The quarterly IPRs provide HHAs with the cohort assignment, performance year measure data for the 12 […]

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Webinar: Medicare and the Hospice Benefit

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Join the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) and special guest presenters for a discussion of the Medicare hospice benefit, combining the practical – an overview of the Medicare hospice benefit, common beneficiary challenges, and advice on how to choose a hospice – with policy updates, including recent oversight efforts by the Centers for Medicare & […]

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Technical Assistance Collective Releases Report on American Rescue Plan HCBS Evaluations

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Technical Assistance Collective, a grant-funded group of organizations focused on supporting state Medicaid agencies implement the HCBS ARPA spending plan initiatives, released a report that summarizes state activities to evaluate the ARPA activities. The report is largely theoretical and focuses on the evaluation activities, […]

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Dept of Labor Seeks Comment on Permanent Labor Cert Process

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The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor is considering revisions to Schedule A of the permanent labor certification process. Interested parties are invited to provide input on this Request for Information (RFI) by February 20, 2024. Originally established in 1965 as an effort to address the workforce needs of employers, Schedule […]

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SBA Announces PPP Loan Forgiveness 

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Earlier this month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an important deadline extension for certain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers that could impact many entrepreneurs and small business owners. Specifically, the SBA has set a new March 3, 2024 deadline for defaulted (PPP) borrowers with loans under $100,000 to apply for forgiveness. The new application […]

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Call for Speakers to the 2024 Financial Management Conference

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) are announcing a call for speakers to the 2024 Financial Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-23 2024. The  deadline to submit your application to present at FMC 2024 is March 15, 2024. The NAHC/HHFMA Workgroup has composed […]

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Call for Speakers to the 2024 Financial Management Conference

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Washington, D.C. – The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) are announcing a call for speakers to the 2024 Financial Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-23 2024. The  deadline to submit your application to present at FMC 2024 is March 15, 2024. The NAHC/HHFMA Workgroup […]

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Home Care & Hospice News Review

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Read on for NAHC Report’s regular round-up of important home care, home health, and hospice stories from around the country. If there is a story you would like to share with your fellow home care and hospice professionals, please send it tom@nahc.org. What Home Health Providers Need To Know About CMS’ Medicare Enrollment Changes The Medicare […]

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Credit for Caring Introduced in Both Houses of Congress

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A bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators and Representatives has reintroduced the Credit for Caring Act (S. 3702, H.R. 7165), a bill intended to bolster support for family caregivers nationwide. Spearheaded by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), alongside Representatives Linda […]

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Hospice Item Set Manual Update

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The Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual has been updated to remove COVID-19 public health emergency references, revise the Annual Payment Update (APU) penalty to reflect the current four percent (4%), revise the terminology related to the Consensus Based Entity (CBE) and make some date changes.  A Change Table outlining all the revisions is available here. […]

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