Tell the Senate to Include HCBS in COVID-19 Relief Legislation!
On Tuesday August 4th, we ask you to join us by contacting your U.S. Senators as they debate the next Coronavirus aide bill. In the absence of the appropriate support, protections, and funding, the safety and retention of this workforce and these crucial services are in jeopardy at a time when they are needed most. Take action today!
The Best Value in Home Care & Hospice
NAHC is the leading trade association for home care and hospice patients and their families – and for professionals like you – and we need your support to ensure that the home takes its rightful place at the center of American health care. Join or Renew Today
Essential Coronavirus Tools & Resources for Home Care & Hospice
As with any other newly identified virus there is much to learn about the disease process, mode of transmission, incubation period, symptoms, and treatment. We've developed a resource page to keep you informed. Learn more
Advance Your Career as a CHCE
The Certified Home Care & Hospice Executive (CHCE) credential is a must have credential for all home care and hospice leaders. During this time of increased public scrutiny and rapid growth in the number of providers, the CHCE will set you apart from all the rest. Get Started Today
Growth in the private duty industry over the past few years has led to calls for more oversight and regulation. Beat the mandates and stand out from your competition by becoming an accredited private duty home care agency now. Learn more
The struggle to allow non-physician practitioners to certify Medicare patients for home health services lasted 13 long years, but it ended in success in April 2020. In this video, NAHC and home health leaders thank Senator Collins for her unwavering leadership on this critical issue. Watch it here
- ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate to Include HCBS in COVID-19 Relief Legislation! Aug 3 at 1:51 pm
- Register for August 5 CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum Aug 3 at 1:51 pm
- CMS Finalizes FY2021 Hospice Wage Index, Payment Rates and Election Statement/Addendum Requirements Jul 31 at 10:09 pm
- Deadlines Extended on HCS Home Care and Hospice Studies Jul 31 at 5:10 pm
Essential COVID-19 Tools & Resources for
Home Care & Hospice
As we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency, as with any other newly identified virus there is much to learn about the disease process, mode of transmission, incubation period, symptoms, and treatment. We developed an extensive resource page to keep you informed and up-to-date. Learn more
Advocate for Home Care Workers on the Frontlines
Now, more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, home-based care has come to the forefront as a way to keep those at the highest risk for the virus at home while receiving the care they need under the watchful eye of a home care professional. Congress and federal agencies must take a series of steps to ensure retention and recruitment of a home care workforce with all available and proper safety equipment during the Public Health Emergency. Take action!
Home Care & Hospice COVID-19 Town Hall
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
1:00-2:00 pm Eastern
The next webinar in our series will feature leadership from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. During this virtual town hall, you will hear directly from those who have been dealing with the most dangerous public health crisis of our time and how it has affected their operations, staff, and patients.
As we pivot to a post-pandemic world, they will address how their leadership team is planning for the future, along with what new policies and protocols have been set in place moving forward.
There will be audience Q&A and the attendees are encouraged to submit questions that faculty will answer. Those common questions and answers will be listed on the NAHC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page and the call will be recorded if you are unable to join us.
Please invite your colleagues.
FREE to attend!
- David Rosales, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
- Andria Castellanos, Executive Vice President and Chief of Provider Services
- Tim Peng, Chief Data Analytics Officer
- Susan Northover, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services
- Dan Lowenstein, Vice President, Government Affairs
- Carlin Brickner, Director, Analytics
- Naomi Shinoda, Manager, Data Science
(Note: If you’ve registered for one webinar in the series, you are automatically registered for all of the webinars.)
The Final FY2021 Hospice Payment Rule and Election Statement/Addendum Requirements
Thursday, August 6, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
On Friday, July 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final FY2021 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update. In addition to information regarding the payment rates for the coming year, CMS included details and model forms for use in the forthcoming requirement that hospices modify their patient election statements and offer an addendum to patients and others outlining conditions, treatments, services and medications that the patient receives that will not be covered by the hospice by virtue of them being unrelated to the hospice terminal prognosis.
This webinar will provide insights into the contents of the payment rule — including payment rates and wage index changes as well as a deep dive into the election statement and addendum requirements, including important guidance on next steps essential to ensuring timely compliance with these substantial new requirements for hospice providers.
You will receive a recording of the webinar if you register even if you cannot attend the webinar in real time.
- Theresa M. Forster, VP for Hospice Policy & Programs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
- Katie Wehri, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Home Health and Hospice, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Thursday, August 6, 2020 ; 12:00-1:00pm Eastern
Registration Opening Soon
More details to follow.
The Event is Free, but Registration is Required!
Registration Opening Soon
Strategies to Help Employees Navigate Change
Wednesday, August 26, 2020; 2:00-3:00pm Eastern
Leaders working in any sector of the healthcare industry are accustomed to managing change, from constant advances in technology, government regulations and insurance requirements, to name a few. COVID-19 has presented challenges unlike any we’ve ever seen. One key aspect of successfully managing change is a thoughtful approach to leading employees with your organization’s purpose and clear path forward as your guide.
This webinar will explore strategies for deepening connections with employees by aligning them more closely to your organization’s brand purpose while activating a dynamic culture.
Stan Massey, Chief Branding Officer and Lead Consultant, Transcend Strategy Group
Emily Zarecki, Vice President of Account Management, Transcend Strategy Group
Kristen Yntema, MBA, MHSA, President and CEO, AuthoraCare Collective
Members – Free to attend
Nonmembers – Free to attend
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- What Home Health Providers Need to Know Before a Medicare Part B Expansion (HHCN) Aug 3 at 11:51 am
- Why the Proposed Medicare Rate Increase for 2021 Is ‘No Cause for Celebration’ (HHCN) Aug 3 at 11:50 am
- COVID-19, PDGM to Drive Home Health Deal Activity Up While Pushing Valuations Down (HHCN) Aug 3 at 11:49 am