NAHC Supported Ventures

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice routinely partners with vendors, private companies or corporations in an effort to create and share in research, data gathering or information outreach. These initiatives are valuable for the provider and patient communities we serve to further the quality of home and hospice care.

Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation is a non-profit, national consortium of home health care providers and organizations. The Alliance invests in research and education about home health care and its ability to deliver quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care across the care continuum. The mission is to support research and education on the value home health care can offer to patients and the health care system. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is an active member of the Alliance, participating in a variety of workgroup activities. www.ahhqi.org

CHAMP

CHAMP (Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice) is an evidenced-based best practices program specifically designed to help home care clinicians provide effective care to older home care patients – from the convenience of any computer. Visit CHAMP at www.champ-program.org

Decision Health

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and DecisionHealth joined together in an alliance that covers a broad range of efforts to benefit homecare agencies and hospices, including jointly-produced live events, collaboration on ICD-10 training and education, and preferred discounts for NAHC members on DecisionHealth coding and compliance tools and guidance. The two organizations will also collaborate on offering certification and other professional development programs. www.decisionhealth.com

Fazzi Associates

Fazzi Associates is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected organizations of its kind dedicated to home care and hospice. Founded in 1978 by Dr. Robert Fazzi, the organization focuses on helping home health and hospice agencies solve their core industry challenges through our coding services, consulting, benchmarking, training, and national research projects. Fazzi Associates and NAHC partner together on a number of projects in the home care and hospice communities. www.fazzi.com/about_fazzi.html

Friday Morning Collaborative

With support from The SCAN Foundation, NCOA leads a coalition of national aging and disability organizations working to advance long-term services and supports for older adults and individuals with disabilities. www.ncoa.org/public-policy-action/long-term-services–supports/friday-morning-collaborative.html

Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign

Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign is a CMS funded initiative dedicated to improving the quality of care provided to home health patients. The Campaign offers evidence based tools, data reports and ongoing educational opportunities to home health agencies and their caregivers free of charge. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is an HHQI partner, serving on the Stakeholder Work Committee to provide input on HHQI Campaign strategies and educational materials, identify sharing opportunities and assist in participant recruitment efforts. www.homehealthquality.org

Joint Commission: Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States.  The National Association for Home Care & Hospice serves on the Joint Commission’s PTAC, representing home health and hospice providers by offering recommendations on standards, and advice and information on developments in home care. www.jointcommission.org

Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO)

The LCOA is a large coalition of the nation’s non-profit organizations serving older Americans. Our 68 member association is diverse and dedicated to preserving and strengthening the well-being of America’s older population. We provide a voice for seniors and their families in the ongoing national debate on aging policy. www.lcao.org

National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC)

The NUBC is an organization under the auspices of the American Hospital Association (AHA) whose responsibility is to develop, promote, and maintain a uniform standard data set and format(s) which can be used by the institutional health care community (which includes home health and hospice) to transmit related charge and claim information to all third-party payers. Representation is from national provider and payer organizations, standard setting organizations, state associations, and research and public health agencies. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) holds a seat on the NUBC, representing home care and hospice organizations. www.nubc.org