NAHC Vice President for Law Addresses IAHHC’s Annual Meeting
May 21, 2013 02:31 PM
NAHC Vice President for Law Bill Dombi Provides IAHHC Members the View from Washington during their Annual Conference.
Bill Dombi, Vice President for Law at the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and the Director of the Center for Health Care Law, a NAHC affiliate, delivered the keynote address at this year’s annual conference of the Indiana Association for the Home & Hospice Care (IAHHC) held earlier this month in Indianapolis.
The speech, entitled, “National Update on Home Care & Hospice 2013: A View from Washington” provided conference attendees with an overview of the current legislative and policy landscape of Washington, DC as well as insight into the current challenges and opportunities that home care and hospice providers currently face.
In his remarks, Mr. Dombi reiterated that, despite the myriad of challenges the home care and hospice community currently face, this remains the “‘platinum age’ of home care” as home care offers the best solution to addressing the health care spending, quality, and consumer needs that the nation currently faces.
“There are many opportunities emerging for home care including efforts to reduce rehospitalizations, provide better care management of individuals with chronic illnesses, and to meet the growing care demands triggered by the aging of America,” Mr. Dombi said.
Despite this being the “platinum age” of home care, there are many challenges as well as – chiefly proposed Medicare payment cuts and additional copays. Said Dombi, “the home care community has shown itself very capable of meeting all challenges and threats, getting stronger as a result.”