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NAHC Report: Issue# 2155, 3/15/2013
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Congressional Budgets Differ on Medicaid
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Congressional Budgets Differ on Medicaid

Congressional leaders issued competing budgets this week, offering different views on the future of Medicaid. The budget proposal of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), released on Tuesday, turns Medicaid “from an open-ended entitlement program into a block-granted program,” and would allow states to contribute less money into Medicaid through use of Medicaid waivers. Ryan’s budget also advocates repealing the Medicaid expansion that is currently taking place nationwide under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Huffington Post estimated total cuts to Medicaid under Ryan’s plan at $757 billion, while the Center for American Progress estimated that Medicaid funds to states will be cut by $810 billion over ten years under the Ryan plan.

Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) released a separate budget proposal on Wednesday that would cut Medicaid by $10 billion. Murray’s budget preserves Medicaid expansion, rejects block grants, and “does not shift any costs to states.”

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NAHC’s March on Washington includes several sessions on regulatory developments that will be of interest to all home care and hospice providers.
It’s not too late to attend and take advantage of this year’s educational and general sessions

Of particular note are Educational Sessions 104: “CMS Home Health Panel” scheduled for Monday, March 18, from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m. and Educational Session 202: “CMS Panel on Medicare Hospice Benefit.” From 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Both panels will offer attendees insight and access to CMS decision makers who will discuss a wide-range of topics of issues that pertain to the home health and hospice community.

Register today to join your peers next week for NAHC’s March on Washington | Private Duty Conference.

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Week in Review

An Update on Sequester Reimbursment Rates from CMS
NAHC has received further clarification from CMS regarding sequester reimbursement rates. As a follow-up to the NAHC Report article from earlier in the week on this topic, please review the following information, which CMS recently provided: Read More

Social Media at the March on Washington | Private Duty Home Care Integrated Conference & Exposition
In just one week, NAHC will kick off its most anticipated conference of the year, the 2013 March on Washington | Private Duty Home Care Integrated Conference & Exposition in Washington, DC. Join us Sunday, March 17 – Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to hear insightful presentations from our speakers and learn from valuable educational session topics on private duty, Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA. Read More

Keynote Speakers for March on Washington | Private Duty Conference Announced
With the 2013 March on Washington | Private Duty Integrated Conference set to start next week, NAHC is proud to announce two keynote speakers to what is already an impressive lineup during general and educational sessions. Karyn Buxman will address attendees on March 18 during the afternoon general session and Barbara Kennelly will be the keynote speaker during the March 20 lunch session. Both women are captivating and compelling speakers who will both motivate and inspire members of the Read More

Important Message from NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris: NAHC Celebrates 31st Birthday and New Website is Live
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) celebrated its 31st birthday on March 10. To mark the occasion, NAHC’s new website is live today! Read More

NAHC Seeking Clarification on Sequester Reimbursement Rates from CMS
On Friday, March 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a listserv bulletin purportedly setting out the process for implementing sequestration with respect to Medicare claims. Unfortunately, the information published fails to answer some of the basic questions that the home health and hospice communities have posed over the last several weeks. As a follow-up to the bulletin, NAHC contacted CMS officials in hopes of getting the necessary clarification. Read More

Product Owner
Delta Health Technologies
Delta Health Technologies is currently looking for a Product Owner to act as a catalyst in sparking innovation. Candidates need to bring leadership to the Care-At-Home industry by assisting in the vision, design, and implementation of a revolutionary software platform. Candidates with a working knowledge in the Home Health and/or Hospice industry must be able to: Be responsible for development for specific product(s) to establish, enhance or distinguish product placement within the competitive arena, participate in market research, competitive analysis, and customer needs, and use effective communication skills to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as internal and external customers. Individuals must also be able to convey the business vision and goals associated with product features clearly to the project team in order to ensure that delivery is focused on business value. The position requires developing and maintaining detailed user stories in a prioritized product backlog which accurately reflects customer and business priorities to develop new products or enhance existing product(s) and creating use case diagrams, conceptual wire frames, and functional flow diagrams to ensure teams understand the requirement consistent with Scrum development techniques. Qualified candidates may apply at

Executive Director
Not-for-profit home care agency
Seeking strong leader to head well-established not-for-profit home care agency with staff of 400 home health aides, nurses, social workers and support staff in northern NJ. Must be strong advocate for community-based care, with knowledgeable of managed care and the Affordable Care Act. Responsibilities include: the management and operations of the office, including budgeting, fiscal management, operations, recruitment, marketing and business development. Requirements include: a minimum of a BA with MS in Public Administration, Health Administration or Business Administration preferred; a minimum of 10 years of supervisory or management experience in the healthcare industry, with home care management experience strongly preferred; a record of goal achievement; strong interpersonal, recruiting and employee relations skills; the ability to organize, manage, market and grow an office; effective communication skills; and the vision to manage and grow the agency during changing and challenging times. Comprehensive salary and benefits package offered, with salary commensurate with experience. To apply for immediate consideration, send your resume to



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