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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. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series »
The American Nurses Foundation is conducting a series of surveys so they can better support nurses during COVID-19. The fi...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Home Care/Hospice Salary & Benefits Studies Underway »
Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) announced the 2020 2021 Home Care and Hospice Salary & Benefits s...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
New Member Benefit : Save $400 on Accreditation Application Fee »
CHAP will waive 50% of the application fee for AAHC members seeking initial or renewal accreditation or initial palliative...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
National Nurses Week is May 6 - 12 »
Happy National Nurses Week to all Arizona Home Care Nurses! May 6-12 of each year is designated as National Nurses Week...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Register as a Volunteer Health Professional for a Public Health Emergency »
Are you a healthcare professional interested in volunteering for the COVID-19 Response or other public health emergencies?...

Healthcare Alert
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Arizona Health Alert Network - Contingency PPE and Testing Prioritization »
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has convened the State Disaster Med...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Updated PPE Guidance for COVID-19 in Arizona »
Based on the available evidence, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection, is    transmitted via...
Monday, February 3, 2020
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and Action You Can Take: »
  The CDC is offering guidance to health professionals about the coronavirus and evaluating patients for home care...
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, March 25, 2020
Governor Ducey Expands Telemedicine Coverage For Arizonans »
PHOENIX ⁠ —Governor Ducey today issued an Executive Order requiring health care insurance companies to expand teleme...

State Updates
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Battelle N95 Mask Decontamination Unit in AZ »
The  Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination Systems ™ (CCDS) has been shipped to Phoenix, AZ. The units will take...
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Governor Ducey Secures Approval for Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona »
The Governor's Office announced on April 4 that President Trump has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona.&nbs...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
AzDHS Issues PPE Guidance - Strategies to Optimize »
Updated Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidance - Strategies to Optimize PPE...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Governor's Executive Order - Stay Home »
“Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” – that’s what the state is asking of fellow Arizonans in the continued effort to...
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...

National Updates
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
ICD-10 Coding for COVID-19 »
  Effective date of service on or after April 1, 2020.   The new ICD-10 code for COVID-19 (U07.1) is ef...
Friday, February 2, 2018
CMS Okays Non-Skilled Home Care Benefit in Medicare Advantage »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 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) 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 ( ) The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Servic...

Regulatory Updates
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
CMS Modifies Innovations Models in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced plans to modify aspects of various innovations models...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
OSHA Revises Coronavirus Reporting Enforcement Policy »
Provided Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice ( NAHC ). OSHA is revising its previous en...
Saturday, May 9, 2020
CMS Allows PTs, SLPs To Perform Initial and Comprehensive Assessments in Home Health »
Provided courtesy of the American Physical Therapy Association - Home Health Section  Note:  This is a f...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
HHS Begins Release of Additional Funds to Providers »
Courtesy of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) The Department of Health...
Monday, April 6, 2020
FDA FAQs on Shortages of Surgical Masks and Gowns »
The FDA also issued guidance to provide a policy to help expand the availability of general use face masks for the general...

Public Policy Alerts
Friday, April 3, 2020
The CARES Act is Signed Into Law: What it Means for Home Health & NPs »
Following 13 years of intense and constant advocacy, the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, popularly known as the...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Support the Home Care Communities as We Work to Care for One Another at Home #HomeCareFirst »
Take Action!  Visit this Link to Contact Senators and Representatives:  ...
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...

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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