News Releases

Stay up-to-date on the latest news coming out of VNAA.

VNAA Media Contact: Kathleen Sheehan, [email protected], 202-384-1420

2013 News Releases

May 6, 2013
National Visiting Nurse Association Week Focuses on Vulnerable Patients

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America(VNAA) joins hundreds of organizations across the country in celebrating National Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Week, May 6-10, 2013.

April 22, 2013
Mary DeVeau Elected Chair of VNAA Board of Directors

“We are pleased to announce the election of Mary DeVeau as VNAA’s Board Chair,” said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA. “She brings exceptional leadership skills and knowledge of home health and hospice services.”

February 26, 2013Visiting Nurse Associations of America Announces New President and CEO Tracey Moorhead

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) Board of Directors announced today that Tracey Moorhead will be its new President and CEO effective March 4.

January 2, 2013
Fiscal Cliff Statement

VNAA has been in close communication with key congressional staff as negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” intensified during the last two weeks. This work was a continuation of our intensive lobbying efforts during 2012 with Congress, the Administration and other policy makers that they should “protect the home health and hospice benefit that vulnerable patients rely on.”

2012 News Releases

Oct. 3, 2012
VNAA Invites You and Your Family to Say “Boo!” to the Flu – Fun Way to Get Immunized this Flu Season

Halloween isn’t just about costumes and candy; it is also the time of year to get your family vaccinated against the flu.

Sept. 25, 2012
Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Appoints Andrew Carter as President and CEO
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today announced the appointment of Andrew W. Carter as president and chief executive officer, effective December 12.

Sept. 25, 2012
VNAA Message from VNAA Board of Directors Chair Lynn Jones to Members 
You should have received a message from Andy Carter earlier today announcing his resignation.

Sept. 25, 2012
VNAA President and CEO Andy Carter Resigns – Letter to VNAA Members
It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to inform you that I have resigned as the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA). Read more…

Sept. 18, 2012
Home Health and Hospice Leaders Convene on Capitol Hill 
This week, more than 150 home health and hospice executives will be convening on Capitol Hill for the VNAA’s 2012 Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC).

July 16, 2012
VNAA Names 2012 Congressional Champions 
The VNAA’s 2012 Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC) will take place September 19-20, in Washington, DC. Each year, VNAA honors Members of Congress who champion issues important to nonprofit home health and hospice.

June 28, 2012
VNAA Reacts to the Supreme Court Decision
The Supreme Court ruled to substantially uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The VNAA is carefully reviewing the Supreme Court decision to determine its full impact on all Americans with a special focus on patients receiving home health and hospice care…

June 18, 2012
VNAA Joins New Initiative Led by Pfizer –

As one of the world’s leading health care companies, Pfizer wants to play a meaningful role in helping people age well and live longer. With the launch of Get Old, a multi-year initiative to gauge Americans’ perspectives on aging, the company is creating a community at that encourages people to share how they feel about getting old…

May 12, 2012
VNAA Honors National Award Recipients (PDF)
The VNAA honored seven leaders from across the country for their contributions to home health care and hospice at the VNAA Annual Awards Luncheon on…

May 9, 2012
VNAA Announces National Visiting Nurse Associations (VNA) Week, May 6-12, 2012
The VNAA joins hundreds of organizations across the country in celebrating National VNA Week, May 6-12, 2012.

March 19, 2012
VNAA Supports MedPAC’s Recommendation for Targeted Moratorium in Home Health: VNAA Calls for More Information on Hospice Payment Reform and Opposes Call for a Home Health Co-payment
VNAA strongly supports MedPAC’s recommendation to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to suspend payment and the enrollment of new providers if they indicate significant fraud.

March 5, 2012
VNAA Calls for Temporary Moratorium in Home Health and Hospice Following Law Enforcement Actions in Texas 
VNAA commends recent federal and state enforcement actions in Texas which identified the fraudulent billing of home health claims and the illegal recruitment of patients.

Feb. 13, 2012
VNAA Supports President’s Efforts to Cut Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare & Medicaid But Opposes Co-Pay for Home Health
VNAA supports President Obama’s desire to cuts waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid…but opposes proposal to enact a $100 co-payment for Medicare home health services.

Feb. 7, 2012
Home Health and Hospice Veteran to Lead Quality and Innovation Initiative with National Advocacy Group
After a lengthy national search that attracted a strong field of candidates, the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) has recruited Margaret (Peg) Terry, PhD, RN, to serve as its inaugural Vice President of Quality and Innovation. In this newly established role, Terry will provide resources and guidance to member agencies in their efforts to improve quality of care, adopt innovative program models, and succeed in a competitive and rapidly evolving delivery system.