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Annual Meeting Call for Speakers

NAHC’s Annual Meeting Call for Speakers is Officially Open!

We’re excited to announce that our preliminary program for Annual Meeting education sessions is available.

 
2017 Financial Management Conference

2017 Financial Management Conference

Registration is Now Open! The premier event for financial managers in home care and hospice agencies – bringing together the top leadership in home health and hospice with financial and legal consultants.

 
Home Care & Hospice Career Center

Try the New Home Care & Hospice Career Center

Hiring caring and qualified staff is important, and will play a vital role as home care and hospice become the center of health care. NAHC Members get Two FREE postings per month! NAHC Members also get 50% off on additional postings and posting packages.

 
Home Care & Hospice Agency Locator

Update Your Listing Today!

Make it easy for referrers and patients to find your agency. The Agency Locator contains the most comprehensive database of more than 33,000 home care and hospice agencies. Easily searchable by state and zip code.

 
Online Training from Home Care University

Online Training from Home Care University

Home Care University is your education resource for home care & hospice. Here you will find accreditation information, video recordings of education sessions, and online training sessions.

 
The NAHC Challenge

Take the NAHC Challenge!

The National Association of Home Care & Hospice is announcing a challenge to its members: Let’s get all 100 U.S. Senators on a home care or hospice visit before the 2018 elections.

 

Web Event:

The Hospice Quality Reporting Program — Are You on Track?

Now Available — Free to NAHC Members!

Program Description:

Hospice is quickly coming into its own with the development and dissemination of quality measures. Beginning in April 2017 the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) will expand to include a new Hospice Item Set (HIS) Composite Measure and a two-part measure related to visits in the final days of life. This involves four new items added to the HIS-Discharge which hospices must begin using on April 1, 2017. Later this year, CMS will launch a Hospice COMPARE website that will provide information to the public about each hospice program's quality scores. CMS has additional changes in mind over the coming years including a possible comprehensive patient assessment instrument.

Do you have a solid understanding of forthcoming changes and the implications they might have for the success of your hospice program? Is your organization prepared to implement the new HIS-Discharge and does your staff understand how the two new measures are calculated? This 70-minute session will provide an overview of the history of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), a detailed overview of the new data your hospice must collect beginning in April to be on track for the new HIS-based quality measures, and a preview of the future of the HQRP.

Program Objectives:

  • Outline existing elements of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program and changes that are anticipated over the near term, including plans for public reporting
  • Describe the new measures that will be developed for hospice providers using the Hospice Item Set (HIS)
  • Explain the four new HIS-Discharge items and how to complete these items

Program Faculty:

  • Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, Hospice Operations Expert, NAHC
  • With an introduction by Theresa Forster, Vice President for Hospice Policy & Programs, NAHC

SPECIAL NOTE: Access to this program includes two “takeaway” toolkits:

  1. “Hospice Quality Reporting Program Toolkit: Getting Established” — an overview for individuals/hospice programs that are new to the HIS, and
  2. “Hospice Item Set Toolkit: Two New Measures” — detail specific to the data elements that must be collected beginning April 1, 2017, to facilitate CMS’ calculation of the two new HIS measures

Purchase Information:

Recording Only:  NAHC Members - FREE, Non-members - $150

Click Here to Purchase!

 

Featured News

NAHC’s Annual Meeting Call for Speakers is Officially Open

Thursday, March 30, 2017

It’s a special time of year at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC); a time of innovation, education, and industry pride. NAHC is about to open its call for speakers for Annual Meeting and we are looking for the best group of speakers in NAHC history. read more

Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Public Reporting Webinar

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The AnchorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just scheduled a Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Public Reporting Webinar, during which it will discuss the new Preview Reports for Hospices that will be available to providers in the near future. read more

Edit for Claims and OASIS Submission to begin April 1

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued MLN matters article SE 170009that reiterates the instructions in Change Request (CR) 9585. CR 9585 directs the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to automate the denial of Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) claims when the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessment has not been sent. 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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