Annual Meeting Spotlight: Medicaid Action Council to Highlight Efforts to Advocate for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Care
October 22, 2015 12:50 PM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has announced the creation of the National Medicaid Action Council to provide a strong voice to advocate on behalf of home care. Medicaid is quickly becoming the center of home care services for all age groups. At the same time, Medicaid home care is rapidly changing with innovations in home- and community-based care programs. At the Annual Meeting, NAHC’s Medicaid Action Council will offer information and opportunities to discuss the hottest Medicaid issues of the day.
During the General Session on Thursday, October 29, a Washington Update will include a discussion on Medicaid and how to position advocacy in the Medicaid space effectively. In addition, two separate education sessions will focus specifically on Medicaid in order to provide information and advice about how to stay informed regarding the changes in Medicaid home care and how to develop new models of care for Medicaid patients. Following are the two courses:
Session 706 - How to Stay Informed: A Panel Update on Medicaid.During this session, NAHC’s Medicaid Action Council will offer information and opportunities to discuss the hottest Medicaid issues of the day. The objectives of the session are: to identify the priority issues and trends affecting Medicaid home care; to describe the activities of the NAHC Medicaid Action Council; and to recognize the growing opportunities in Medicaid home care. Faculty will include Colin Roskey, Executive Director of the National Medicaid Action Council; Ellen Bolch, Co-Chairman of the National Medicaid Action Council; and Andrea Devoti, Co-Chairman of the National Medicaid Action Council.
Session 608 - How to Develop New Models of Care for Medicaid Patients.In many states Medicaid programs are rapidly shifting to managed care, integrated and performance-based care models. As home care providers struggle to provide quality services and support to Medicaid beneficiaries, care must be both clinically and economically appropriate. Home care agencies must adapt to work outside of traditional fee for service models to develop technology-empowered and outcome-based programs that share risk and rewards with MCOs. New options for home care agencies to work with State Medicaid Programs that are innovative, maintain patients safely in their communities and provide financial incentives for quality outcomes will be discussed. The objectives of the sessions are: to identify integrative and efficient methods for survival; to identify innovative care models that will sustain your organization through the transformation of healthcare; and to identify survival-based strategies to effectively and efficiently operate within the rapidly emerging paradigm of value and risk based healthcare. Faculty include Laurie Neander, CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network At Home Care, Inc., in Oneonta, NY; Ellen Bolch, Co-Chairman of the National Medicaid Action Council; Andrea Devoti, Co-Chairman of the National Medicaid Action Council; Colin Roskey, Executive Director of the National Medicaid Action Council.
To register to attend the Annual Meeting, click here. To view the video summarizing the efforts of the National Medicaid Action Council from the 2015 March on Washington, click here.