Advocacy Priorities and Strategies at March on Washington: Medicare and Medicaid Home Care and Hospice Policy
April 1, 2016 02:30 PM
The home care and hospice community will have the unique opportunity to hear a combination of policy perspectives from both federal agency officials and the provider community at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC)2016 March on Washington Conference. Attendees will come away from the Monday conference program with an understanding of the most important home care and hospice priorities as well as effective strategies for government advocacy in advance of their meetings with Congress the following day. The program features two sessions on “Advocacy Priorities and Strategies,” one covering Medicare and one covering Medicaid and issues of concern to private pay agencies. These advocacy sessions will directly precede separate sessions featuring remarks from two leading officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), who will provide the CMS perspective on Medicare home health and hospice policy and Medicaid home care respectively.
Session faculty will provide overviews of NAHC’s Legislative Priorities Document, Hospice Priorities Document, andRegulatory Priorities Document, all of which NAHC will make available to conference attendees. NAHC will also deliver the documents to each Member of Congress’s office in advance of the Capitol Hill visits on Tuesday. In addition, NAHC will provide attendees with legislative priority “hotsheets” on Medicare, Medicaid, Hospice, Private Duty Home Care, and Technology (available here).
By attending these advocacy sessions, attendees will be able to define best practices in communicating advocacy messages to Congress; develop a better understanding of Congressional priority issues for home care and hospice; identify best practice lobbying strategies; and acquire advocacy insights with colleagues and fellow attendees.
The Medicare session will include detailed discussions on specific legislation and legislative remedies sought by the home health care and hospice community on matters such as the face-to-face requirements, non-physician practitioner certification authority, Medicare Advantage hospice, advance care planning, and chronic care reforms. The Medicaid/Private Duty session will include detailed discussions on specific legislation and legislative remedies sought by the home care community on matters such as the Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports, the Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime compensation requirements, and the Affordable Care Act employer mandate. Faculty at both sessions will present strategies for successful Hill meetings on these and other issues.
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