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    This publication for AAHC Members features information, resources and regulatory updates for home health providers. Click here for more info.

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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
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...
Friday, March 31, 2017
CoPs delayed until January 2018 »
Just announced!  CMS just issued a proposed rule that will change the new CoP rule effective date to January 13, 2018...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Less than 40% of Arizona Home Health Agencies have Accessed Their PEPPER Report »
The PEPPER team has updated the maps that display the PEPPER retrieval rate for PEPPERs accessed via the PEPPER Resources...

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...
Monday, June 5, 2017
Influenza continues to circulate at high levels in Arizona. »
Influenza continues to circulate at high levels in Arizona, with more than half of reported influenza cases being type B i...
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
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...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revised Guidance on Fingerprinting »
Background: During the Regulatory Update Session by DHS at the recent AAHC Conference, the statute related to fingerprinti...

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
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...
Monday, June 29, 2015
CMS Issues Two Transmittals for Home Health Agencies »
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
Home-Based Demonstration Model Saves Medicare $25 Million During First Year »
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
NAHC Sends Letter to CMS Highlighting ICD-10 Concerns and Recommendations »
The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this artic...

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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6/27/2017
AAHC Southern Arizona Collaborative Seminar

6/28/2017 » 6/29/2017
2017 AAHC Conference

6/29/2017
Managing Your Costs & Finding Efficiencies to Remain Relevant (Webinar $149*)

7/11/2017
Project Management for Starting a Palliative Care Program (Webinar $149*)

7/11/2017
AAHC Public Policy Workgroup

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