CMS Announces Hospice Carve-In Demonstration will be Terminated at End of 2024

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Late on Monday, March 4, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced it plans to formally end the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Medicare Advantage hospice “carve-in” demonstration on December 31, 2024, and that it will not accept applications to the previously released CY 2025 Request for Applications (RFA) for the hospice component of […]

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Celebrating Home Care and Hospice in November

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The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) is proud to spearhead the annual Home Care & Hospice Month each year. This month is a special occasion when we honor the countless individuals who, from administrators to clinicians, social workers, and volunteers, consistently deliver the highest quality healthcare to the most vulnerable patients in […]

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NAHC President Bill Dombi Accepts Award from Bayada

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Washington, D.C. – On October 26, 2023, William (Bill) Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice gratefully accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from BAYADA Hearts for Home Care (H4HC), a nonprofit advocacy organization made up of thousands of home care recipients, their families and loved ones, and home care professionals. This […]

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House Energy & Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on Long-Term Care Workforce

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On Wednesday, October 18th, the Health Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives announced it would be holding a hearing titled, “Supporting Access to Long-Term Services and Supports: An Examination of the Impacts of Proposed Regulations on Workforce and Access to Care.” NAHC’s understanding is that this hearing will […]

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Proposed Rule: Updating the Executive, Administrative and Professional Regulation

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On August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposal to Define and Delimit the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees that would restore and extend overtime protections to many salaried workers. The proposal is currently available to the public on the DoL website and will be followed by the publication […]

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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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