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  • December 14, 2016 2:05 PM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    -Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs

    Home Health QRP: OASIS-C2 Approved by OMB


    CMS received approval on Friday December 9, 2016 for the OASIS-C2 form. Effective January 1, 2017, HHA Providers and Vendors shall begin using the OASIS-C2 in submitting assessments.  As a reminder, the guidance manual for OASIS-C2 is available at

    Please direct any questions about using the OASIS-C2 to


    er for Clinical Standards and Quality

    Don't forget Oasis C-2 takes affect 1/1/17


  • September 22, 2016 12:51 PM | Katherine Jones (Administrator)

    The State of Idaho has issued an Information Letter regarding the increase in monetary penalties by CMS.  Follow this link for more information. 

    Information Letter - Civil Monetary Penalties Increase.pdf

  • March 29, 2016 2:32 PM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    Please sign up for our Annual convention on April 28th at the Washington Group Plaza Auditorium.  Address is 720 Park Blvd. Boise, ID.  Parking is free across the street at the RAM parking area.

  • February 18, 2016 9:54 AM | Katherine Jones (Administrator)

    At the February 18, 2016 Executive Board Meeting of the Association two new representatives were appointed.

    Kayla Cuellar from Comfort Keepers was appointed to the Board to represent the Home Care Industry.  

    Kimberly Ouwehand from Treasure Valley Hospice was appointed to represent the Hospice industry.

    The Board is excited to have these newest members.

  • February 15, 2016 11:25 AM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    Join Us for the J6 Ask-the-Contractor Teleconference for Home Health Providers on 2/16/2016!

    National Government Services (NGS) is hosting our Ask-the-Contractor Teleconference (ACT) for Jurisdiction 6 (J6) home health providers on Tuesday, 2/16/2016. This Open Door Forum is a great opportunity for J6 home health providers to ask questions and share information with your Medicare contractor.

    Please note that preregistration is not required for this teleconference; however, you will be required to provide the following when joining the call at the designated time:  name, phone number, provider number and name, state abbreviation, and email address. Please note that the times listed in our training events calendar are shown in ET.

    • Date:  Tuesday, 2/16/2016
    • Time:  1:00 p.m. central time (CT) / 2:00 p.m. eastern time (ET) / 11:00 a.m. pacific time (PT)

    The dial-in number for this teleconference is: (888) 474-9798
    Conference ID Number is: 36543970

    We look forward to your participation!

  • January 05, 2016 9:52 PM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    Idaho Association for Home Care is announcing our annual meeting.

    When?   April 28, 2016

    Where?  Washington Group Plaza Auditorium, Boise

    More Info to follow.

  • February 11, 2015 2:21 PM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    January 14, 2015


    NAHC, along with Home Care Patients and Caregivers, Wins Huge Victory: Federal Court Rules to Strike Down Controversial New Overtime Rule

    The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its members today celebrated the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidating a proposed new U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule slated to take effect on January 1, 2015.

    "This decision is a huge victory for patients and their families who will be able to continue receiving home care services without interruption. The decision is a huge victory for caregivers who will continue to be protected instead of being forced to work only part time. The decision is likewise a huge victory for the agencies that serve patients and employ caregivers, and who will see continuity in a rule that has been in effect for 40 plus years and had recently been sustained by the U.S. Supreme Court. Finally, the decision is a huge victory for the states and the federal Medicaid program." said Denise Schrader, chairman of the NAHC Board.

    This is the third victory in this lawsuit for home care interests within the last month. On December 22, the court ruled that patients are entitled to equal rights regardless of whether they or their families paid their home care bills or they were paid by the joint, federal-state health insurance program, known as Medicaid. On December 31, the court ruled for NAHC by agreeing to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking the DOL from enforcing new rules related to "companionship" and "live-in" care. On January 9, the court, in considering a motion from NAHC attorneys for an injunction to block enforcement of residual parts of these rules through this date or a trial, stated that so much evidence was in the record there would be no need for a trial. The judge therefore agreed to give his decision on the case on or by January 14, when the TRO was set to expire. Today, the judge ruled for NAHC and home care interests, saying the proposed new DOL rules violated the law.

    The DOL has not announced whether it will appeal this decision to U.S. Court of Appeals. NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris, stated "The home care community is prepared to defend this case before the higher court. We fought this case once before and took it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where we won by a unanimous vote of 8-0. We are prepared to do this again if we need to do so."

    "The victory in the case proves the power of unity," said Halamandaris. "United, fighting on behalf of the aged, infirm, disabled, and dying, we cannot lose; divided we cannot win." He also thanked Bill Dombi who helped lead the strategy in this case, the International Franchise Association and the Home Care Association of America which joined in the litigation and the law firm of Littler Mendelson which had been hired to bring the suit.

    To read the decision, click here:

  • October 06, 2014 2:59 PM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    Oct, 10, 2014  8:30a - 3:00p

    Washington Group Plaza

  • July 11, 2014 9:15 AM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    2014 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition

    October 19-22, 2014

    Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ to register for the conference and hotel information

  • June 19, 2014 8:58 AM | Debra Cupp (Administrator)

    Monday July 14th - Thursday July 17th, 2014  Register today at

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