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  • Home Health Update

    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, August 27, 2018
Arizona’s State Primary is tomorrow! Be An Advocate by Voting! »
Arizona’s State Primary is tomorrow! Tuesday, August 28   Make a difference through participation in the el...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Home Care/Hospice Salary & Benefits Studies Underway »
    Oakland, NJ, June 2018-- Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) announced the 2018‑...
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...

Healthcare Alert
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Arizona Vaccine News (August 2018) »
The intent of Arizona Vaccine News is to summarize local, national, and international vaccine information that affects Ari...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Arizona Vaccine News (Jan 2018) »
The intent of Arizona Vaccine News is to summarize local, national, and international vaccine information that affects A...
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. &...
Friday, July 29, 2016
PEPPER Maps Show Retrieval Rates by State »
Courtesy of The National Association for Home Care and Hospice ( www.nahc.org ) A newly developed feature on the PEPPE...
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...

National Updates
Friday, February 2, 2018
CMS Okays Non-Skilled Home Care Benefit in Medicare Advantage »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) www.nahc.org The Centers for Medicare &a...
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Spending Package Wrap-up: Home Health Provisions »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)  www.nahc.org It has been a wild and v...
Sunday, January 1, 2017
CMS Engages HHVBP Evaluation Contractor »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) engag...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
CMS Releases Guidance to State Medicaid Programs Encouraging Adequate Payment Rates for Home Care »
ourtesy of The National Association for Home Care and Hospice ( www.nahc.org ) The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Servic...
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...

Regulatory Updates
Friday, February 2, 2018
Patient's Rights Notice - Update »
Courtesy of  NAHC , Regulatory Affairs   CMS has confirmed that the new Patient Rights Notice as described...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
CMS Clarifies Position on Texting Patient Information Among Healthcare Providers »
On December 28, 2017, David Wright, Director of the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medic...
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, August 1, 2018
Home Health PEPPER - Access Instructions »
The Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is an invaluable tool for...

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....

more Calendar

11/26/2018
Home Health Final Rule (Webinar $149*)

11/27/2018
Developing Policies and People Skills Series: Part 2 (Webinar $149*)

12/5/2018
Developing Policies and People Skills Series: Part 3 (Webinar $149*)

12/6/2018
Mobile Device Risks & Compliance Rules: Implementing Strategic BYOD & COPE Policies (Webinar $149*)

12/11/2018
OASIS D—Define Detail Discover Part 1 (Webinar $149*)

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