Hospice Start Up & Home Health Start Up Helpful Links


The following list of online resources has been compiled for your convenience. We encourage Hospice start ups and Home Health start ups to also look at state Home Health and Hospice association websites for additional sites that may be helpful for your geographic area.

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

NAHC is the nation's largest association representing the interests and concerns of Home Care agencies, Hospices, Home Care aide organizations and medical equipment suppliers. Their website contains Home Care legislation information, education and consumer information.
www.nahc.org

American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare)

AAHomecare works to strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes. The association advocates on behalf of the entire Homecare community in legislative and regulatory arenas.
www.aahomecare.org

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing Hospice and Palliative Care programs and professionals in the country. Their website contains information regarding Hospice education, regulations and consumer resources.
www.nhpco.org

National Hospice Foundation (NHF)

NHF supports NHPCO's quality and research initiatives, Hospice/Palliative Care provider education activities, consumer engagement and caregiver services and the FHSSA Impact Fund.
www.nationalHospicefoundation.org/home.cfm

Hospice Association of America (HAA)

The Hospice Association of America is a national organization representing thousands of Hospices, caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.
www.nahc.org/HAA/home.html

Medicare Home Health Compare

Home Health Compare is a tool that Home Health agencies can use to review the performance of agencies in your area, identify opportunities for quality improvement and answer patients' questions and educate them about their choices.
www.medicare.gov/HomeHealthCompare/search.aspx

CMS Home Health Agency Center

This website contains information regarding CMS regulations and education for Home Health agencies.
www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Home-Health-Agency-HHA-Center.html?redirect=/center/hha.asp



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