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NAHC Ebola Task Force

NAHC Chairman of the Board Andrea Devoti announced creation of Ebola Task Force, chaired by infection control expert Barbara Citarella to work on insuring that the home care and hospice community have the resources they need. Resources now available.

 
CMS Issues Final Rule on Home Health Prospective Payment System Rates

CMS Issues Final Rule on Home Health Prospective Payment System Rates

The Final Rule for 2015 Medicare HHPPS payment rates was released by CMS late Thursday afternoon. CMS also finalized some of the other proposals - including eliminating the physician narrative to the face-to-face requirements.

 
NAHC Honors the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year

NAHC Honors the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year

The 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year award was presented to Mary Pistulka, Avera@Home, Yankton, SD (center) by Denise R. Schrader, Chair, Home Healthcare Nurses Association (right) and Andrea L. Devoti, Chair, NAHC Board of Directors (left).

 

Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC, President, Wraps Up the 2014 Annual Meeting with General Session Speaker, Dr. Adam Darkins, Medtronics, and the Power Paws Assistance Dogs.  Join us in Nashville, TN, for the NAHC Annual Meeting  on October 28-30, 2015! 

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ONC Releases the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for the Next Six Years

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015 – 2020. ONC is now seeing public comment until February 6, 2015. A collection of 35-plus federal departments and agencies collaborated to develop the draft Strategic Plan, identifying key federal health IT priorities for the next six years. read more

NAHC Urges it's Members to Contact CMS Administrator Tavenner and their Lawmakers Asking to Phase-in the New F2F Regulations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last week, both NAHC and it's affiliate, the Forum of State Associations (FSA), sent letters to CMS requesting the use of a phase-in approach with the new requirements in the physician face-to-face (F2F) encounter rule that take effect on January 1, 2015. read more

NAHC’s Forum of State Associations Sends Letter to CMS Supporting a Phase-in Approach to Face-to-Face Enforcement

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NAHC’s affiliate, the Forum of State Associations (FSA), recently sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner urging a phased-in approach to the new face-to-face documentation requirements. The new requirements are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015. FSA’s letter closely follows one sent by NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris to Ms. Tavenner on the same issue. read more

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National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers. They, in turn, depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that strives for excellence in all respects. We help our members maintain the highest standards of care.

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