During NAHC's Opening General Session of the 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition, this year's Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year was awarded.
NAHC, and its affiliate the Home Care Technology Association of America recently worked with several home care providers to demonstrate to Members of Congress the value, promise and potential that telehealth holds for those who need home healthcare.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Earlier this month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report entitled Options for Reducing the Deficit, 2014 to 2023 (the Report). Among various other options, CBO analyzed what effect a federal cap to Medicaid would have on the federal budget, proposing this as an option to reduce the deficit.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has scheduled the next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) for Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). As part of the call, CMS has incorporated a special breakout session related to the Hospice Information Set (HIS) that will begin promptly at 2:40 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
In the final rule for the home health prospective payment system (HHPPS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes it proposed to the home health Grouper by eliminating the 170 diagnosis codes claiming that reporting these diagnosis codes for home health is not compliant with ICD-9 coding guidelines.
Beginning January 1, 2014 employers with 50+ full-time employees or full-time equivalents must offer medical coverage that is "affordable or face penalties. Has your agency evaluated the impact of the Employer Mandate.
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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