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Let ElevatingHOME connect you with the resources, stories and newsworthy data you need for a variety of home-based care topics.
 
ElevatingHOME is a valuable media asset connecting journalists with the right industry contact to meet the needs of a developing story. Home-based care providers have been delivering care to patients in the comfort of their own home for more than century. This rich history, along with the vast array of services provided and emotional patient experiences are just a few reasons why home-based care agencies can provide a unique story angle for your publication. Home-based care agencies also have a strong drive to influence legislative and regulatory changes in home health care and hospice policies to ensure their patients receive high-quality care.

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2019

December 10, 2019
MedPAC recommends no Hospice Payment Update
MedPAC had their December meeting last week. MedPAC recommended that the hospice payment rate get no update from FY2020 in FY2021 (as it stands in current law, hospices would get a 2.8% update) and that the hospice aggregate cap be cut by 20% and be wage adjusted. MedPAC estimates that no update + the changes to the cap would have the overall impact of a -3% cut but feel that recommending the adjustment in this manner is more targeted. MedPAC Commissioners had a robust conversation on differences in length of stay related to diagnosis and the potential impact of proposed changes on rural hospice providers.

November 26, 2019
VNAA and ElevatingHOME Launches Two Best Practice Modules on Blueprint for Excellence

VNAA & ElevatingHOME work groups have just completed two new modules of the award-winning Blueprint for Excellence, 'Home Healthcare Worker Safety' and 'Registered Nurse Orientation Pathway.' The Blueprint for Excellence is a widely recognized online tool created by leaders in home health and hospice to guide adoption of clinical and operational best practices. Visit the Blueprint for Excellence here and sign up for introductory webinars here.

November 12, 2019
MA Supplemental Benefit Toolkit Now Available
LeadingAge has created a new Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits toolkit to help guide aging services organizations, including home health and hospice agencies, identify and act upon opportunities to partner with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The toolkit includes information for understanding how supplemental benefits work, assessing activity for each market, evaluating the opportunity, and which plans to approach. It also provides a template for telling your story to MA plans about the benefits of the services you provide in terms the plans understand. The toolkit also highlights existing Center for Managed Care Solutions resources helpful to all members, including an updated Glossary of Terms and Acronyms, and other contracting resources. ElevatingHOME and VNAA members can access the toolkit through our partnership with LeadingAge, but must have a member login.

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February 19, 2019​
A Brighter Future Together with LeadingAge
 
Today, VNAA and ElevatingHOME take an important step towards increasing our impact and influence across the full continuum of services and supports for people as they age. We have entered into an agreement with the intent to affiliate with LeadingAge. Our organizations have shared visions, similar missions, and a deep commitment to service. Together, we are committed to high quality, person-centered care for individuals in any setting they call home.
 

2018


October 22, 2018
VNAA and ElevatingHOME Announce MedBridge Partnership

VNAA and ElevatingHOME are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with MedBridge, an industry leader in online clinical education. MedBridge offers clinicians and health care organizations an all-in-one online education platform that provides access to unlimited CEUs, patient education tools, and home exercise programs that enhance clinical excellence, engage patients, and improve outcomes.

March 8, 2018
ElevatingHOME Welcomes New Board Members

ElevatingHOME today announced that Ray Darcey, Aurora Health at Home; Michael Monson, Long Term Service and Supports and Dual Eligibles with Centene Corporation; Steve Rodgers, AccentCare, Inc.; and Faith Scott, VNA of Northern New Jersey have been named to the ElevatingHOME Board of Directors. ElevatingHOME membership voted to appoint the four new Board members at the annual National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.

March 7, 2018
ElevatingHOME Honors Leaders in Home-Based Care at 2018 National Leadership Conference
 
ElevatingHOME today honored recipients of the 2018 ElevatingHOME Outstanding Leadership Awards at the National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. The annual ElevatingHOME Awards program recognizes the contributions of innovative organizations and leaders in the home-based care industry.

2017


November 1, 2017
Nation’s Home Health Leaders Commend CMS For Not Finalizing Home Health Groupings Model In Final HHPPS Rule

The nation’s leading home health organizations, including the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (Partnership), the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and ElevatingHOME, commend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for not finalizing the proposed Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) in the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Proposed Rule for CY 2018.

August, 2017
National Summit Report Released; Recommendations To Guide ElevatingHOME Strategic Initiatives
ElevatingHOME released today the Summary Report on the National Summit on the Future of Home-Based Care, hosted July 20-21, 2017 in Rosemont, IL. The report outlines proceedings from the National Summit and identifies recommendations developed by nearly 70 home-based care industry leaders representing agencies of all types and sizes and Corporate Partners providing an array of services.

April 19, 2017
Introducing ElevatingHOME: A Unifying Voice for Home Health Care

ElevatingHOME Board Chair Joseph Scopelliti lays out the vision for this new nonprofit that aims to unify the voices of home-based health care and reposition home-based care as the center of health care delivery.
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