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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
Saturday, September 5, 2020
CMS Launches Care Compare »
The Centers for Medicare Studies (CMS) recently launched Care Compare which is a streamlined redesign of eight existin...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Arizona Vaccine News - Special COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines Edition »
Many COVID-19 Vaccines Are Under Development Information on Volunteering for a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Study FDA Comm...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Sites In Arizona »
The Arizona Department of Health Services has a list of over 340 testing sites around the state.   For a list of T...
Monday, July 20, 2020
Check out the latest updates for Providers »
Check out the latest updates and guidance for Providers and healthcare professionals in the fight against Covid-19.  ...
Friday, July 10, 2020
New Well-Being Initiative Offers Free Tools and Resources for Healthcare Professionals »
Every day, across the nation, millions of healthcare professionals are experiencing extraordinary stress and other impacts...

Healthcare Alert
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Healthcare Alert: Methanol poisoning associated with alcohol-based hand sanitizer »
The Arizona Department of Health Services was notified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about several hand saniti...
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...

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) 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...

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)  www.nahc.org 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: https://p2a.co/J7kJz7h  ...
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....

more Calendar

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Simione Healthcare Consultants Leadership Summit 2020

10/6/2020
AAHC Engaged Advocacy Workgroup

10/8/2020
The Days of “Muffin Marketing” Are Over (Webinar $149*)

10/13/2020 » 10/14/2020
Health Current Virtual Summit & Trade Show

10/13/2020
Record Retention Rules for Hospice & Home Care Providers (Webinar $149*)

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