Choose Home Care Act is Vital New Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Home Care

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) today commend the introduction of the Choose Home Care Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation designed to increase access to care at home by providing eligible Medicare beneficiaries with an additional care option following hospitalization. This is an important Medicare policy change that will strengthen and modernize […]

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Key Telehealth Bill Introduced in Senate

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HEAT Act is a key NAHC priority this year A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced legislation on Thursday, April 22, to provide reimbursement to providers for telehealth services in the Medicare Home Health benefit. Introduced as S. 1309, the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act is a top 2021 legislative priority for […]

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Legislation to Address OIG Hospice Survey Concerns Introduced in Senate

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Today, November 7, 2019, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the “Hospice Care Improvement Act of 2019”, which is designed to refine the hospice survey process, improve compliance, and increase transparency. The bill is a legislative response to the findings of two reports from the Health and Human Services’ Office of the […]

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New Legislation Would Allow Occupational Therapists to Open Home Health Cases

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GO HERE to quickly and easily support this important legislation to improve home health services. New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives that would grant Occupational Therapists the authority to open home health cases. Under current law, only nurses, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists can […]

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Fight to Allow Non-Physician Practitioners to Certify Home Health 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 two 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 and the […]

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Bill to Enable Non-Physician Practitioners to Certify Home Health Introduced in Senate

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Long-time home care champions Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 296) in the 116th Congress. This long-standing NAHC priority legislation would enable non-physician practitioners the authority to certify home health orders under Medicare. In the past, this legislation has enjoyed strong, widespread bipartisan […]

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