Legal and Regulatory Education Sessions at the 2016 Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting
August 12, 2016 10:32 AM
The educational programming at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) 2016 Annual Meeting will address the legislative and regulatory issues that will have the most significant impact on your agency. Industry experts will be conducting over a dozen education sessions covering legislative and regulatory topics. Get the information you need and answers to your questions.
Start previewing the education sessions. Remember that with our new system, searching by key word categories “legislative” and “regulatory” will produce a list of all of the sessions that cover these updates. You can also search by keyword for popular terms like “pre-claim review,” “Medicare,” “compliance,” “VBP,” and “face-to-face,” as well as by speaker. Click the star next to the title of your favorite sessions – these will sync with our phone app to create your personalized schedule for the conference.
Navigating the many Medicare benefits is tricky for professionals and even more so for patients and their families. In Medicare: Who Pays for What, When and Where, we will review benefits available in home health and other settings. We will describe the available Medicare plans and enrollment requirements for each one. We will also discuss the various services covered by each plan and requirements for eligibility, as well as provide a list of informational resources. By understanding all the options, you can better assist your patients during the time of admission, treatment, or discharge. Learn the ins and outs of Medicare so you can be in the know for patients who depend on you.
The Home Health Regulatory Round-up session, an Annual Meeting favorite, will inform attendees about the status of the current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and policies that are of greatest concern to home health agencies. Hot topics will include: an update on the proposed HH PPS rate update for 2017, F2F requirement, Probe and Educate activities, HH VBP pilot, and the IMPACT Act. During this session, an opportunity will be provided to attendees to discuss the challenges that they are facing.
Hear from CGS, the Medicare Administrative Contactor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 15 (J15). We process home health and hospice claims for providers in the primary states of Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. We also serve home health and hospice agencies in other states. This educational session will address recent and future changes in Medicare that have or will impact processing and payment of Medicare claims to home health and hospice agencies. We will also discuss common billing errors and resources for preventing and resolving these mistakes.
In addition, Palmetto GBA will present information regarding the most recent updates and changes in Medicare regulations. Participants will also learn about some available tools and resources that will enable them to better implement processes that ensure they comply with the rules.
Medicaid home care is transitioning to managed care known as Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). Concurrently, there is a nationwide rebalancing of Medicaid spending as more states shift their focus to home and community-based care and away from institutional care in nursing homes. Over $75 billion is spent annually on the various types of Medicaid home care. This program explores lessons learned in the first years of MLTSS about payment rate changes, use of services controls, audit practices, and network participation standards.
NAHC invites you to join us and more than 2,500 home care and hospice colleagues in sunny Florida for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. This year’s meeting offers three days of opportunities to learn, connect and discover with unparalleled access to distinguished speakers, hot-topic education sessions and dynamic networking opportunities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit our world-class expo where over 200 specialists will showcase the latest in home care and hospice products and services.
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