The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has announced a follow-up survey from an April 2020 survey to further assess changes in the ongoing and expected future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicare home health agencies.
NAHC will use the past responses as a benchmark to track any changes in impact. The data will then be used to support advocacy with Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It will help inform both policy reform choices and priorities. Currently, those policy priorities include increased financial supports, inclusion of telehealth as a reimbursed service, personal protective equipment allocation priority status, rural add-on extension, and assorted administrative flexibilities. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.