TODAY! Home Health and Home Care Regulatory Update

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NAHC President Bill Dombi and Director of Medicaid Advocacy Damon Terzaghi will discuss current issues in the Home Health and Medicaid HCBS industry. The webinar with Farragut Square Consulting will provide updates and information on: Interested parties can learn more and register at https://mwe.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k6mhlsA8RxC75esbQ9d_-g#/registration.

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NAHC Releases White Paper on EVV and Home Health Services

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The requirement for State Medicaid agencies to implement EVV for Medicaid-funded home health services is in less than a month, with a January 1, 2024 deadline. Some states are already operational while others will not be able to implement on time. However, the majority of states will move forward with the requirements in January. This […]

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Webinar: The RIHC & NAHC Home Care Chartbook

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The Research Institute for Home Care (RIHC) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present the findings for the 2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook. Highlighting the vital role home care plays in caring for an aging demographic, the Chartbook provides a look at the patients being served in home health, who they are […]

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Summary of CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health

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On November 29, 2923, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held the Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum. Below are key updates that provided for home health providers. Tomorrow, we will feature the summary for hospice providers. (GO HERE for the summary for hospice providers.) Calendar year 2024 Home Health Final […]

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Rapid Competency in Quality Improvement: A CMS-Sponsored Information Session for Home Health Agencies

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NAHC strongly recommends home health professionals consider attending a new the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) webinar to learn about a new generation of training modules, facilitated by CMS that will help facilitate proficiency among nurses and other allied health professionals in the quality improvement topics that are most relevant to your practice or […]

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Next CMS Open Door Forum is Nov 29

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The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, 2023, PM at 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please log on at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS Co-Chair- Kelly Vontran, […]

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CMS Seeks Input on Training Modules for Home Health Staff

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Below is an invitation for home health agencies to share ideas on a very interesting project aimed at developing training modules for home health nurses and allied professionals. The project has been initiated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The following message is from the CMS contractor for the project. FYI: Copying […]

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Updated OASIS-E Manual

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a revised Outcome and  Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E Manual with an associated Change Table. There are no changes to the OASIS-E instrument.  The changes incorporate guidance into the manual and Q&As from the CMS Quarterly Q&As dated July 2022 through October 2023.  Please see the […]

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CMS Issues Billing Instructions for disposable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy devices

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request,13244 which  describes the billing requirements for the separate payment for disposable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (dNPWT) devices on home health claims. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 mandates that for calendar year (CY) 2024, the separate payment amount for an applicable dNPWT device […]

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Expanded HHVBP Model Update

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There are two (2) versions of the quarterly IPRs: a Preliminary IPR and a Final IPR. The Preliminary IPR provides an HHA with an opportunity to submit a recalculation request for applicable measures and interim performance scores if the agency believes there is evidence of a discrepancy in the calculation. Please note, the recalculation request […]

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Home Health RNs Receive 3.88% Hourly Rate Increase in 2023

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Oakland, NJ, November 2023 – The national average hourly rate for RNs in home health agencies increased 3.88% in 2023, according to the 2023-2024 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, just released by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). The Report is published in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). […]

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