Advocacy


ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate for regulations and legislation to support the unique interests of home-based care providers with a clear focus on the future. As a member, you are represented by a national organization with a longstanding and trusted relationship with Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other key federal agencies. We offer guidance and resources on emerging policy initiatives to help you prepare and respond appropriately and guide new program development. We also provide support, education, and clarification on Federal regulatory issues.

Policy Priorities
ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate on behalf of all home health and hospice providers that offer comprehensive healthcare to Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured and under-insured patients, as well as an array of community benefits. While ElevatingHOME and VNAA's agenda is distinctive in terms of the mission and values of its members, it addresses issues that impact all home health and hospice providers. 

Current Regulatory Actvity
ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate for changes in federal regulations on behalf of home health and hospice services on a variety of important issues such as annual home health and hospice update regulations, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and regulations related to Medicaid and dually eligible Medicare/Medicaid patients. Learn more about recent regulatory issues impacting home health, hospice, and palliative care providers.

Current Legislative Activity
ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate for supportive legislation that enables Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to receive high quality, patient-centered care in the safety of their homes. Recent issues of focus include advanced care planning, coverage of palliative care services, health information technology, and program integrity. Learn more about recent legislative activity, including ElevatingHOME and VNAA's positions.

Cross-Cutting Areas
From policy to procedure, finance to operations, there are different issues such as workforce, the integration of healthcare technology and advocating for the appropriate inclusion of new models of care and value-based purchasing arrangements such as bundled payments and accountable care organizations, that impact much more than policy. ElevatingHOME and VNAA work to influence through policy to ensure the successful implementation of these issues. Learn more about cross cutting policy impacting home health, hospice, and palliative care providers


Signature Events

Public Policy Leadership Series
  • October 3 - November 7
  • Wednesdays at 1pm ET
  • FREE for ElevatingHOME, VNAA and Alliance members

Virtual Events

 
Managing Tube Feeding Intolerance in the Home
  • October 18 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Sponsored by Nestle Health Science
Demystifying Home Health Risk Adjustments
  • November 6 | 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Sponsored by SHP

Partner Events

Submitting Your Medicare Part A Cost Report Electronically
  • October 15 | 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by CMS
Promoting Interoperability (PI) Workshop: Patient-Generated Health Data and Patient-Specific Education Measures
  • October 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Health Quality Institute