NAHC Submits Comments on Consolidation In Home Care

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The National Association for Homecare &Hospice (NAHC) submitted comments in response to a joint request for information (RFI) by the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Trade Commission. The RFI requested public comment on transactions by health systems, private payers, private equity funds and other alternative asset managers. […]

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NAHC Statement on Draft Legislation Proposing Big Changes to Hospice

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Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, June 13, 2024, Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon released a discussion draft of legislation, the Hospice Care Accountability, Reform, and Enforcement (Hospice CARE) Act, that would make significant changes to the Medicare hospice program. The draft contains some provisions that we believe the hospice community could support, given their potential […]

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CMS Revises Hospice Certifying Physician Enrollment Requirement Implementation Guidance

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On June 6, 2024, in response to concerns raised by NAHC and NHPCO, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) retracted its guidance indicating that any individual who elects to receive hospice services in a subsequent hospice election would need to be certified as if entering hospice in the initial benefit period. As we […]

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NAHC & NHPCO Joint Statement: CMS Revises Guidance on Implementation of Hospice Certifying Physician Enrollment Requirement

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Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA) – The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) responded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised guidance regarding the implementation of the hospice certifying physician enrollment requirement. NAHC and NHPCO identified that some instruction provided […]

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NAHC Submits Recommendations for MA Plan Data

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In January, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public regarding various aspects of Medicare Advantage (MA) data. Feedback from stakeholders over the past several years reflected a strong desire for more comprehensive high quality MA programmatic data to increase MA program transparency. […]

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NAHC Hails Legislation to Extend Hospital at Home Waiver Program

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) applauds the introduction in the United States Senate of the Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act of 2024, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-De) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) to extend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver program […]

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