Hospice Quality Reporting Update

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Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports via the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) application. Once released in CASPER, providers will have 30 days during which to review their quality measure results.  Although the actual “preview period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days, […]

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Home Care Industry Update

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NAHC encourages you to join Polsinelli, The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) for a summary of the most significant legal developments and 2024 updates impacting your agency and strategies for complying with the same while still running a successful home care business. We will be discussing the Centers for Medicare […]

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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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How to Be a Magnet for Top Candidates as a ‘Great Place to Work’

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Did you know job candidates are researching you as much as you’re researching them? 75% of job seekers consider an employer’s brand before applying for a job1, and 94% of candidates are more likely to apply for a job if a company actively manages its employer brand2. So, how do you make a great first […]

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CMS Updates Hospice Appendix M With Marriage, Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor Info

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As previously reported, the CY2024 Payment Policies for Physicians final rule contained regulations permitting Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) and Mental Health Counselors (MHC) to serve as members of the hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) effective the beginning of this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised regulations at §§ 418.56 and 418.114 to reflect this and updated the […]

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NAHC Defends Hospice Providers in Comments to CMS

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On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, NAHC submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) FY2025 hospice proposed rule (Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Hospice Payment Rate Update Proposed Rule (CMS-1810-P) (Proposed rule text HERE; CMS Fact Sheet HERE; NAHC Report article on proposed rule HERE). The proposals included updates to the hospice payment […]

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FMC: Helping You Master Medicare Advantage & A Lot More

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Mark your calendars for the Financial Management Conference (FMC) next month! CEOs, CFOs, financial managers, and business leaders will converge in Las Vegas for a unique blend of interactive learning and high-impact networking.Book your room at Caesars Palace in the NAHC room block. You’ll be just steps away from your sessions and networking opportunities. Medicare […]

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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. To guard themselves from sanctions, home health agencies need to invest in QAPI programs, […]

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Tomorrow! Keeping Your Workforce Safe

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Does your organization have the key elements that comprise a comprehensive safety plan? Join NAHC as we present our recent report on keeping your workforce safe, including leadership and management responsibilities for keeping staff safe. Over the past year, NAHC has partnered with many industry experts to empower workplace safety. Check out some of the resources we […]

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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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Extended: Call for Proposals for Education at the 2024 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is now accepting proposals to present new education at the 2024 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo from October 20-22 in Tampa, Florida. Deadline Extended: Home Care & Hospice Proposals Due 5/30 Due to the overwhelming response and high-quality submissions, we are pleased to announce […]

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Call for Proposals for Education at the 2024 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is now accepting proposals to present new education at the 2024 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo from October 20-22 in Tampa, Florida. The deadline for submissions is today, May 24, 2024. Education in health care is always critical, but never more so than during […]

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