National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Confirmation Delay for Next CMS Administrator Could Cause Problems for Home-Based Care Providers

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It has been over three months since former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma resigned from her post. As of Wednesday, no one has officially filled the position’s void. The Biden administration’s pick for administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, has yet to be… Read More »Confirmation Delay for Next CMS Administrator Could Cause Problems for Home-Based Care Providers

House Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan, Securing Relief for Home-Based Care Providers

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the final version of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” on Wednesday. The Senate approved the legislation along party lines on Saturday. In passing this latest round of coronavirus relief, Congress gave Biden one of his biggest… Read More »House Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan, Securing Relief for Home-Based Care Providers

2% Cut to Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare Providers Nearing Unwanted Return

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Among its many provisions, last year’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act pressed pause on the government’s 2% payment cut to all Medicare-reimbursed health care providers. The “sequestration holiday” was immediately seen as a common-sense lifeline for cash-strapped home health providers on the… Read More »2% Cut to Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare Providers Nearing Unwanted Return

As $1.9T Stimulus Bill Heads to Senate, Here’s What It Could Mean for In-Home Care

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The House of Representatives passed the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill Saturday, which means the next step for the “American Rescue Plan” is to go through the Senate, where its provisions related to home-based care will likely be tinkered with again. Because pandemic-related unemployment… Read More »As $1.9T Stimulus Bill Heads to Senate, Here’s What It Could Mean for In-Home Care

NAHC’s Dombi: Home Care Opportunities Are on the Rise, Despite Ongoing Operational Challenges

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Home care agencies have been through a turbulent year. But they’re coming out of it under a new light from the perspective of clients and potential partners. That spotlight continues to grow brighter with each passing day, too, though COVID-19 cases within home care have… Read More »NAHC’s Dombi: Home Care Opportunities Are on the Rise, Despite Ongoing Operational Challenges

Always Best Care, Healing Hands Share Keys to Hospital-at-Home Success for Private-Duty Agencies

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When most people hear about hospital-at-home programs, they often picture ICU nurses and doctors running around their living room. But while hospital-at-home models do rely on physicians and clinical staff, successful programs also leverage the expertise of private-duty home care agencies and their veteran caregivers.… Read More »Always Best Care, Healing Hands Share Keys to Hospital-at-Home Success for Private-Duty Agencies

Heightened Home Health Awareness Means Higher Volumes, More Opportunities for Agencies in 2021

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Home health agencies took hits to both their censuses and psyches when the public health emergency (PHE) was declared last March. Since then, some industry insiders have argued that the space has gone through a five- to 10-year transformation. Subsequently, the second year of COVID-19… Read More »Heightened Home Health Awareness Means Higher Volumes, More Opportunities for Agencies in 2021

$1.4 Trillion Spending Package Extends Sequestration Holiday, Grants Home Health OTs More Authority

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As different health care stakeholders combed through the new $1.4 trillion spending package approved by Congress on Monday, many likely felt a mix of excitement and disappointment. Included in the nearly 6,000-page spending package was a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, changes to home health… Read More »$1.4 Trillion Spending Package Extends Sequestration Holiday, Grants Home Health OTs More Authority

Griswold Continues Building Out Leadership Team; NAHC, HCAOA Announce Board Additions

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Griswold adds to leadership team, board Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Griswold Home Care has named Matt Ericksen director of sales and operations. In his new role, Ericksen will bring expertise in business development, compliance and recruitment to the team, according to the company. He was most… Read More »Griswold Continues Building Out Leadership Team; NAHC, HCAOA Announce Board Additions

[Updated] CMS Finalizes 1.9% Home Health Rate Increase for 2021, Keeps PDGM’s Behavioral Adjustment

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final 2021 home health payment rule Thursday. In doing so, it changed very little from what it first proposed in June. The final rule adds an estimated $390 million home health payment boost for… Read More »[Updated] CMS Finalizes 1.9% Home Health Rate Increase for 2021, Keeps PDGM’s Behavioral Adjustment

‘I’m Not Sure Their Timing Could Be Any Worse’: CMS to Resume Review Choice Demonstration

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) announced Tuesday that the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) would be renewed for participating states beginning in August. The RCD was suspended in late March due to the COVID-19 crisis, but now CMS is planning on moving… Read More »‘I’m Not Sure Their Timing Could Be Any Worse’: CMS to Resume Review Choice Demonstration