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Welcome to the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ
The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ is the non-profit Association which represents and advocates for the full scope of home care and hospice agencies in our state. Our home care and hospice agencies provide critical services to help our seniors, disabled and children remain independent at home with loved ones.
Our members provide the following services, but not limited to, certified home health aides, personal care, skilled nursing visits, wound care, companion care, live-ins, injections, medication case management, child care, emergency response systems, social work, bereavement, respite care, hospice, palliative care, behavioral health services, etc.
In need of home care or hospice, please visit our provider search located here.
Top 3 Reasons to Join the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ:
1) Advocacy - The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ is the leading voice for home care and hospice in New Jersey.
2) Answers - New Jersey's resource for answering home care and hospice regulatory questions.
3) Education - The leader in providing top notch, relevant education for home care and hospice providers.
Find out additional information about membership here.
STATE TO EXPAND MEDICAID WAIVER AFFECTING LONG-TERM CARE
Four years into a demonstration project that affected the way tens of thousands of Medicaid patients received long-term care and other services, New Jersey plans to seek federal permission to build on the project’s reforms with other changes designed to make the healthcare system more flexible, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs.
“We compliment the state’s efforts in transitioning patients into the community – frequently the most desired place of the patient, which also utilizes new technology to enhance services,” said Chrissy Buteas, president and CEO of the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ. Buteas said it remains a challenge for these providers to hire and retain qualified staff members, given the low reimbursement rates. Read more here.
Study Proves Home Health Care Decreases Hospital Readmissions
Association shows how the Medicare Home Health services you provide can dramatically decrease rates of hospital readmissions. Not only does the study show a direct link between home health care and lower 30-day hospital readmission rates, but it suggests Medicare could save roughly $7 million annually just by ensuring those patients who receive a recommendation of home health care follow-through on their doctor's wishes. Read the report here and press coverage from 101.5 here.
Association President and CEO Chrissy Buteas Letter to the Editor Published on Advance Care Planning
Discuss end-of-life decisions with loved ones
Starting next year, however, Medicare beneficiaries can have an added layer of security that their wishes will be known by their physicians and other health care providers. Beginning Jan. 1, Medicare will pay for advance care planning discussions with a doctor or qualified non-physician practitioner, such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
Read more here.