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Announcements and News

Following is a partial list of articles, updates and announcements for the home health community organized by category. Members:  please login to be able to access all the items. 

Announcement
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Disaster Preparedness Toolkit Now Available »
Effective November 16, 2017 home health, hospice and other Medicare and Medicaid-participating providers must meet extensi...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Val Halandmandirs, Founder of NAHC Passes Away »
It is with great sadness that we share that Val J. Halamandaris, Founder and President of the National Association for Hom...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Advocate for Patients & Families »
Learn about the latest proposed policies and ensure patients and families have access to the quality care they need to rem...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
AAHC Home Care Update for Members »
This publication for AAHC Members features information, resources, regulatory and public policy updates for home health an...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Founding Member of AAHC Passes Away »
It is with great sadness that announce the passing of Imogene "Genie" Eide, founding member and Past President of the Ariz...

Healthcare Alert
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Issued to Track Opioid Morbidity and Mortality - Reporting Reqs »
On June 5, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a  Public Health State of Emergency   due to the opioid ep...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
FDA Warns of Serious Allergic Reactions Caused by Common Skin Antiseptic »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is  warning  health care professionals and patients that rare, but...
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Measles Cases Confirmed in Arizona - DHS Posts Recommendations »
The Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and Pinal County Public Health Ser...

State Updates
Friday, October 6, 2017
Opioid Crisis - Reporting Requirement Extended »
Recent data has revealed that in 2016, more than two Arizonans died each day due to opioid-related causes, with a tripling...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Governor Doug Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency due to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in Arizona »
On June 5, 2017, Governor Doug Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency due to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in Arizona. &...
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Arizona Board of Nursing Announces Changes for CNAs »
The Arizona Board of Nursing recently announced it will be changing it's regulatory model to include 2 levels of nursing a...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Monitoring Ends for Travelers from Liberia »
The following information is provided by the Arizona Health Alert Network. Beginning on September 21, 2015, travelers f...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Law Impacting In-home Care Providers Goes Into Effect July 15, 2015 »
A new law takes effect statewide on July 15th which requires full disclosure from private caregivers and companies who pro...

National Updates
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
CMS Issues Moratoria Waiver Demonstration »
Courtesy of The National Association for Home Care and Hospice ( www.nahc.org ) The Centers for Medicare & Medicai...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
DOL Publishes Final Rule on Overtime »
Effective Dec 1, 2016, employees who have a salary of less than $47,476 will no longer be exempt from overtime. This is a...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
CDC Releases Emergency Planning Guide for Home Health »
The CDC has released the following emergency planning guide that is specific to home health and hospice providers. NAHC wa...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
CMS Unveils Proposed Pilot for Value-Based Purchasing »
CMS has unveiled its proposed pilot program on value-based purchasing (VBP) in the proposed rule and Arizona is one of the...
Monday, June 29, 2015
NAHC Urges HHS to Make Separate Payment for Advanced Care Planning Goals »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...

Regulatory Updates
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIS Freeze Date: November 15 »
HIS Freeze Date: November 15 The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality me...
Saturday, September 2, 2017
PEPPERs Available - HHAs and Hospices »
I work for TMF Health Quality Institute which is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to deve...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Home Health CoPs Implementation Now Set for January 13, 2018 »
On January 13, 2017, the CMS published a completely  revised set of rules  regarding the Medicare Conditions for...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Nondiscrimination in Health Programs - Compliance Date is October 16 »
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued the final rule (Final Rule) effective July 19, 2016 implementing the pro...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
CMS Issues Proposed Rule (2017) »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule (CMS-1648-P) that would update the Medic...

Public Policy Alerts
Monday, June 29, 2015
House Votes to Remove Medicare Cuts from Trade Bill »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Monday, June 29, 2015
CBO Estimates Health Innovations Bill Cost to be $106 Billion »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Congressional Support Builds for Allowing NPs and PAs to Certify Home Health Services »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Senators Rally Support for Legislation to Allow NPs and PAs to Certify Medicare HH Plans of Care »
he Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this articl...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Department of Labor to Propose Changes to Overtime Exemption for Salaried Workers »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...

Quality Updates
Thursday, January 5, 2017
HHQI January Featured Resources & ‘Save the Dates’ »
Please mark your calendars for the following FREE HHQI January events. ...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Home Health PEPPER Reports Now Available »
The  home health Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports ( PEPPERs) are now available through the...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Corrected Star Rating Preview Reports »
Corrections to Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings Provider Preview Reports for October 2015 Home Health Compare Posting....

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