At this year’s Annual Meeting, the path toward “NAHC 2.0” was laid out by its Interim President. We spoke to him about what comes next.

There is a serious battle brewing between NAHC and CMS.  NAHC Vice President for Law Bill Dombi has written a letter of complaint to CMS regarding the behavior and competence of one Zone Program Integrity Contractor, Health Integrity, LLC. The letter accuses Health Integrity’s Vice President for Operations, a Mr. James Hargrove, of improper, over-zealous […]

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  by Liz Seegert In front of nearly all 900 attendees, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) praised home healthcare as a viable solution to the country’s out of control health spending during a keynote address at last week’s NAHC Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD. “What you do cuts costs,” Reid told the audience. “Hospitals or […]

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  by Tim Rowan, Editor As this issue was going to press, the March 1 Sequestration deadline came and went, with all sides spending more time arguing who is to blame than writing legislation. Medicare providers will face a 2% rate reduction if sequestration is not avoided but it is not that simple.

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  The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is urgently requesting input from every provider agency regarding the potential impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that certain employers pay a penalty when they do not provide a qualified health plan to employees.  NAHC’s efforts to alert the home […]

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  by Liz Seegert If there is anyone who knows what it takes to lower the cost of health care, it is former Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala. As someone steeped in policy for 30 years, one thing she says she knows for sure is that home health care needs to […]

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