NAHC 2.0 Means a Stronger, Smarter NAHC to Fight for You!
August 23, 2017 01:58 PM
Members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) may have heard or read the term “NAHC 2.0” in recent days and we want to explain what it means to you, our members, and everyone else in home care and hospice.
Put simply, Project NAHC 2.0 is the design and development of the next generation of NAHC, so that we can better serve our members and the millions of Americans who depend on home care and hospice.
Some things won’t change; NAHC staffers like Theresa Forster and Mary Carr will still be providing the most timely and insightful analysis of each new policy twist and turn that can affect your business. You have told us you value our expertise highly and that won’t change. Other things will change, though, because the new home care and hospice landscape demands it.
“Much has changed since NAHC was formed in 1982,” says NAHC Chair Denise Schrader. “NAHC needs to assess what it is and how it serves our members within an ever-changing health care delivery system… NAHC must not only keep pace with these changes, it must help lead them as care in the home is the perfect fit for solving health care delivery and financing concerns.”
To begin Project NAHC 2.0, the executive committee of NAHC’s Board of Directors met on August 3, 2017 and named former Vice President for Law Bill Dombi the interim President of NAHC. The choice provides NAHC a steady and experienced hand at the tiller, as Mr. Dombi has been involved in virtually every regulatory and legal development in home care and hospice, from the Medicare home health benefit to the hospice benefit to the Medicare PPS for home health, and many more.
However, Mr. Dombi is focused now on the future and has begun a strategic reorganization of NAHC to make it more responsive to members and a better advocate for home care and hospice in Washington, D.C. Working with Mr. Dombi is Andrea Devoti, now promoted to executive vice president. Like Bill Dombi, Andrea is a household name in home care and hospice, having served for 18 years as President and CEO of Neighborhood Health Agencies, Inc. in Pennsylvania.
Ms. Devoti commissioned a group of NAHC members to help her completely re-design NAHC education and provide a Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo in October of this year that will be like no other conference in the industry, and promises to be the best NAHC meeting in many years. In keeping with NAHC’s renewed commitment to be more responsive to its members, this will be a conference for you because it was designed by you! Education at your Conference has been revamped to focus only on the important topics and to give you more time to network with colleagues from around the country and even relax a bit.
The theme for this year’s Conference is Quality and first and foremost we at NAHC will be applying this to ourselves. Everyone at NAHC is redoubling their efforts to give more attention to quality and detail and putting the needs of you, the members, foremost in our minds. If you have had any questions or doubts about NAHC in the past, we urge you to get in touch with us and/or our Board of Directors and give us a few moments to explain what NAHC 2.0 can do for you and your business.
After all, in the end, the new NAHC is not about us, it’s about you. And we’re going to prove it.