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NAHC Report: Issue# 2186, 5/1/2013
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NAHC Attends OASIS Training for the State OASIS Coordinator Educators (OCE)
NAHC Signs onto Letter Providing Comments on House Framework to Repeal and Replace the Sustainable Growth Formula
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NAHC Attends OASIS Training for the State OASIS Coordinator Educators (OCE)

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice was the invited guest of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Coordinator’s training meeting. CMS regularly holds an OASIS training session for the State OASIS Coordinator Educators (OCE) for which NAHC is one of the only outside organizations invited to attend. This training session lasted three full days and covered all aspects of the OASIS from the history of OASIS to item-specific instructions. The invitation offered NAHC a unique opportunity to hear the same OASIS instructions that are provided to the State Survey Agency personnel.

The training session emphasized the importance of understanding the OASIS conventions when completing the items to ensure accurate quality measuring. Comprehensive instructions for completing each item using real world scenarios that clinicians face on a day-to-day basis were included. In addition, the session incorporated the OASIS training modules that are currently on the CMS web site.

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NAHC’s Financial Management Conference & Exposition!
Conference is being held in Washington, D.C. July 28 – 30, 2013

NAHC’s Financial Management Conference & Exposition is the premier source for strengthening your home care or hospice agency’s bottom line. A variety of general sessions and drill-down workshops are designed to boost skill sets in financial operations arenas that range from cost controls to revenue enhancement and strategic planning. Once again, we’re expecting a full house for this unique and valuable conference.

Register today to secure your opportunity to improve your bottom line!

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NAHC Signs onto Letter Providing Comments on House Framework to Repeal and Replace the Sustainable Growth Formula

Last month, the National Association of Homecare and Hospice (NAHC) was one of a dozen organizations that sent a letter to chairmen and health subcommittee chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the subject of Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform. Other organizations that signed the letter include the AARP, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the National Council on Aging.

The letter was sent in response to the revised framework that was released by the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to repeal and replace the SGR. “We agree the SGR formula is fundamentally flawed and permanent changes to the Medicare reimbursement system are long overdue,” the letter states and continues, “the health needs of the Medicare population demand a payment system that appropriately values primary care, care coordination and preventative services.”

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