NAHC Testimony to Senate Leads Defense of Home Health Against CMS Proposed Rule

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William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) led the defense of the home health industry at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee subcommittee on health care yesterday, telling lawmakers that proposed cuts to the home health payment rate by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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Senate Approves Budget Reconciliation Guidelines

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What this means for home care and hospice How you can help! Earlier this month, the United States Senate approved a $3.5 trillion budget resolution. This resolution will serve as the vehicle for the second part of President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ infrastructure investment, much of which intends to strengthen the social safety net. The […]

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HCBS News Roundup

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Biden Addresses the Nation President Joe Biden delivered his first prime-time address to the nation last night, setting a timetable for a return to something resembling normality and almost begging Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccines and continue to abide by social distancing guidelines. Biden ordered states to make all adults eligible for the vaccine […]

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NAHC to Congress: Permanently Fund Medicare Outreach and Enrollment

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with like-minded organizations to urge Congress to permanently and fully fund Medicare outreach and enrollment for low-income beneficiaries. Specifically, NAHC would like Congress to include in the fall “Extenders Package” a provision to make funding permanent for Medicare outreach and enrollment and increase that […]

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Dems, GOP Announce Members for House and Senate Committees Critical to Home Care and Hospice

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With the 116th Congress off and running, parties on both sides of the aisle have been announcing what members of their party will sit on the various Congressional committees. Of interest to home care and hospice providers are the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. […]

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Wave of Opioid Bills in Senate Will Impact Hospice

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Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) have announced the introduction of the 22 opioid epidemic-related bills that fall under their committee’s jurisdiction. While not scheduled yet, the Finance Committee plans to hold a mark-up on these measures in the weeks ahead. As all these bills […]

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HHS Nominee Supports Advanced Care Planning, Mandatory Pilot Payment Programs

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Alex Azar, the former pharmaceutical executive chosen by President Donald J. Trump to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services, told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that he supports mandatory new payment model testing and advanced care planning. Speaking to the Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing, Mr. Azar said mandatory pilot […]

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NAHC Asks Congress to Include Caregiver Tax Credit in New Tax Reform Bill

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of like-minded organizations in sending a letter to Congress, asking members to support amendment 288, the Credit for Caring Act (S. 1151) and include this family caregiver tax credit in the final tax reform package currently before Congress. Family caregivers are the […]

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