NAHC Webinar Series on PDGM Will Help You Transition to the New Payment Model

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The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) represents the biggest change to home health payment of the 21st century and on January 1, 2020 — just over eight months from now – it becomes law. Is your agency prepared for all the different ways PDGM will impact your patients, employees, and business? You may have noticed there […]

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Please Take this Short, but Important Survey on PDGM and Therapy Services

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NAHC is initiating an evaluation of the potential impact of the new Medicare home health Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the provision of therapy services. While PDGM is based on 2017 data that reflects the volume of therapy services provided during that year, the payment rate for therapy-oriented patient episodes will be lower than […]

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Prepare for Home Health Payment Reform with “PDGM: Strategies for Success in 2020 and Beyond”

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is excited to announce the debut of an important new video presentation that will enable home health providers to successfully transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model that becomes law on January 1, 2020. Working with state partners and the leading home health consultants in the United […]

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Important Home Health and Hospice News in Latest CMS Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on April 3, 2019. Below is a summary of the ODF topics pertaining to home health and hospice. Home Health REVIEW CHOICE DEMONSTRATION CMS representatives indicated that the start date for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) […]

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Home Health and Hospice Advocates Gather for March on Washington 2019

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Home health and hospice leaders from Maine to Hawaii gathered in our nation’s capital for the annual March on Washington and a lively and informative discussion of the top policy issues facing the community today and the days ahead. Leaders from the Forum of State Associations heard presentations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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CMS to Hold Open Door Forum on PDGM, CAHPS, Quality Reporting, and more

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold its next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). The subjects scheduled to be covered during this Open Door Forum include: Home health PDGM HHCAHPS Survey Updates Updates and Announcements from the […]

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Virtual Advocacy: If You Have a Computer, You Can Fight for Home Care & Hospice!

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The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the rural add-on, and a Medicare Advantage carve-in – just three of the big issues facing home care and hospice right now during this time of almost unprecedented opportunities and challenges for our community. That is why the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is so excited about […]

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Register Now for the 2019 Financial Management Conference

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Registration for the 2019 Financial Management Conference, the only conference designed specifically for finance professionals in home health and hospice, is now open at the FMC website, http://fmc2019.nahc.org/. The 2019 FMC, in Chicago, Illinois, from July 14-16, will feature faculty, speakers, and business leaders who have the answers and solutions your business needs to successfully […]

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Fight for a Fair Home Health Payment System at March on Washington

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There is no cost to attend the 2019 March on Washington, so register now! The 2019 March on Washington is less than three weeks away and we need you to join us for two days of education and advocacy on behalf of the millions of people across America who depend on home care and hospice […]

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CMS Updates Providers on PDGM and Quality Reporting Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum yesterday where CMS representatives provided information on the new Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), the home health quality reporting program and the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.  A summary of the information shared is below. Home […]

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CMS Issues Instructions for PDGM Claims Processing

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Change Request 11081, which provides claim processing  instructions to the Medicare Administrative Contractors ( MACs) that will be necessary to process home health claims with the implementation of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). The PDGM will assign 30-day periods of care into one of […]

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New Legislation to Vastly Improve PDGM Introduced in Senate

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Bipartisan legislation (S. 433) has been introduced in the United States Senate to improve home health payment reforms to ensure beneficiary access to quality care services is not compromised for America’s growing senior population. Introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), John Kennedy (R-LA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Doug Jones (D-AL) and […]

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