Cross-Cutting Areas

From policy to procedure, finance to operations, there are different issues from workforce, the integration of healthcare technology and advocating for the appropriate inclusion of new models of care to value-based purchasing arrangements, 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

Workforce: ElevatingHOME and VNAA seek to advance legislation and regulations that support home health and hospice providers to recruit and retain a viable workforce including nurses, therapists and other professionals. Additionally, we advocate for policies that expand the authority of nurse practitioners and other appropriate personnel in home health and hospice, including but not limited to signing plans of care, providing face-to-face consultations, and certifying and re-certifying patients.

Medicaid: ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate for appropriate network adequacy standards and payment rates under Medicaid and provides technical assistance to members seeking to demonstrate their value to states and Medicaid managed care organizations.

Value Proposition: ElevatingHOME and VNAA continue to advocate for greater understanding of all payer types (governmental and private) to better understand the value that home-based care brings to the care continuum. 

Additionally, ElevatingHOME and VNAA work with members to assist in capturing and presenting that value to share with payers and the consumers.

Value-Based Purchasing: ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate for the appropriate inclusion of home-based care in new models of care and value-based purchasing arrangements, bundled payments, accountable care organizations.  

Quality:  ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate for the development of quality measures that accurately reflect the work of home health and hospice providers.
Program Integrity: ElevatingHOME and VNAA working to develop and promote program integrity proposals that target those providers that intentionally game the system while protecting honest and reputable providers.
Health Information Technology, Interoperability and Telehealth: ElevatingHOME and VNAA advocate for full integration of home health and hospice in federal health information technology and health information exchange. We seek federal reimbursement and legislative/regulatory authority to enable home health and hospice providers to share appropriate patient data with other providers in the health care continuum including physicians and institutional providers. 

Signature Events

National Leadership Conference
  • March 18-19, 2019 | Washington, DC

Virtual Events

  • January 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • In partnership with HHQI
Member Collaboration Call
  • January 23 | 2:00 p.m. ET
  • VNAA and ElevatingHOME Members Only
  • February 13 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • In partnership with HHQI

Partner Events

Let's Talk QPP: MIPS for Newly Eligible Clinician Types
  • January 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Health Quality Institute
Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum
  • January 16 | 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by CMS
Low-Literacy Approaches: Working with People with Dementia
  • January 17 | 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by HHQI