WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a prestigious group of like-minded organizations urging the United States Senate to include Medicaid Home and Community Based Services in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Washington D.C. (June 17, 2020)—As Congress prepares another COVID-19 relief package, a major association of care providers for older Americans launched a nationwide “Act For Older Adults” campaign to demand that it include comprehensive relief measures to safeguard older adults and care workers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2020)—AAHomecare is urging home medical equipment suppliers and other industry stakeholders to educate their Congressional representatives on the potential impacts of moving forward with Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program and enlist their support for a delay in implementing the program.
WASHINTON, D.C. (June 10, 2020)—AAHomecare’s membership approved a new leadership slate, installing Bill Guidetti (executive vice president, East Zone, Apria Healthcare – Red Bank, N.J.) as chairman of the Board. Other officers elected include:
SACREMENTO, Calif. (June 5, 2020)—California HME stakeholders achieved a measure of success last year in pushing back against a Medi-Cal proposal for Medicaid reimbursement rates based on 80% of non-rural Medicare rates, convincing the agency to use higher rural rates, instead. The new rates went into effect in April 2020 and will be applied retroactively to January 2019; Medi-Cal is anticipated to begin recoupments soon.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (May 29, 2020)—It brings HOMES’ Executive Committee great pleasure to announce that Jason Morin, most recently of Home Care Specialists Inc., based in Haverhill, Massachusettes, is the association’s new president and CEO. He will officially begin this new role June 1st.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21,2020)—Today, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) released a “Long Term Care Workforce Roadmap for Governors and States,” outlining ways state public health officials can help nursing homes and assisted living communities address workforce needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alexandria, Va. (April 30, 2020) — The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce that Lisa Sackuvich, RN, BSN, CRNI, is the recipient of its 2020 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award.
WASHINGTON, D.C, (April 30, 2020)—AAHomecare is currently accepting nominations for four open positions on the board of directors. In order to be nominated, you must be an AAHomecare member in good standing.
Members of the board of directors are leaders in the industry and expected to be available to other members to answer questions about AAHomecare activities and to recruit new members. A full list of Board responsibilities is available to those who are interested.
WASHINTON, D.C. (April 29, 2020)—As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to stress communities in much of the nation, third-party payers and state Medicaid officials are developing new policy guidance to allow health care providers to provide effective care and operate more safely under challenging conditions.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 11, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the American Association for Home Care (AAHomecare) have separately asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to act quickly on items that will help homecare providers handle the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Updated Feb. 21, 2020: Walmart reached out to AAHomecare and confirmed the devices have been removed from the website.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 17, 2020)—The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) and more than 250 leading patient advocacy organizations, pharmacy groups, physician specialty societies, home infusion providers, and other stakeholders are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to revisit their flawed interpretation of Medicare’s home infusion therapy services benefit.
WATERLOO, Iowa (December 3, 2019)—VGM Government Relations has updated their communications and brand to streamline the way they provide information to their members.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2019)—AAHomecare and other home medical equipment industry leaders are looking to quickly build co-sponsor support for the recently introduced SMART Act (HR 4945) in the coming weeks to position the bill for inclusion in any potential healthcare omnibus legislation that takes shape in December or January.