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NAHC Report: Issue# 2200, 5/21/2013
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NAHC President Issues Statement on Work of Medicare Fraud Strike Task Force
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NAHC President Issues Statement on Work of Medicare Fraud Strike Task Force

NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris recently issued a detailed statement praising the work of the Medicare Fraud Strike Task Force, known as HEAT, while also reiterating that home care fraud is committed by a relatively small number of individuals.

Below is the statement in its entirety:

“NAHC commends the Medicare Fraud Strike Task Force and law enforcement agencies for taking action this week to stem what appears to be a coordinated Medicare fraud scheme to divert federal money intended for care of the aged and infirm by charging 89 people in eight cities and totaling approximately $223 million in alleged false billing. While we support aggressive enforcement the accused are innocent until proven guilty.

NAHC has always had a zero-tolerance policy for those who would look to divert funds from Medicare and Medicaid for their own personal gain. We have taken a very focused and aggressive approach to fraud and abuse concerns in home health care. NAHC believes that patients and providers alike have the duty to help maintain the fiscal integrity of government programs. Additionally, we believe we should not discourage the thousands who are struggling to do a great job in caring for the ill, infirm and people with disabilities, and who will need to provide home-care services to the large percentage of the 78 million baby boomers.

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Voting is now open for Modern Healthcare's 12th annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare program. Of the nearly 28,000 nominations submitted, the publication’s editors selected the top 300 names for the final ballot. Included on the final ballot is NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris.

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NAHC Vice President for Law Addresses IAHHC’s Annual Meeting

Bill Dombi, Vice President for Law at the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and the Director of the Center for Health Care Law, a NAHC affiliate, delivered the keynote address at this year’s annual conference of the Indiana Association for the Home & Hospice Care (IAHHC) held earlier this month in Indianapolis.

The speech, entitled, “National Update on Home Care & Hospice 2013: A View from Washington” provided conference attendees with an overview of the current legislative and policy landscape of Washington, DC as well as insight into the current challenges and opportunities that home care and hospice providers currently face.

In his remarks, Mr. Dombi reiterated that, despite the myriad of challenges the home care and hospice community currently face, this remains the “‘platinum age’ of home care” as home care offers the best solution to addressing the health care spending, quality, and consumer needs that the nation currently faces.

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Bassett Healthcare Network
At Home Care, Inc. (AHC) is a nationally recognized and progressive Medicare and NYS licensed HH-Agency; and, seeks to recruit an executive level financial leader to work out of our Central Office located in Oneonta, NY. As a non-profit health care provider, AHC is an integral healthcare network partner operating across five predominantly rural counties in Central NY. With an integrated financial and clinical leadership approach, the individual will be responsible for oversight of all fiscal operations.

Candidate Qualifications

  • A seasoned financial leader with a minimum of 5 years experience to include financial statement preparation, budgeting, analysis and audit activities within a healthcare environment
  • Minimum (1) yr. home health experience, preferred.
  • MS Office and accounting software experience required; McKesson Horizon software experience, preferred
  • A clear and concise communicator in both written and oral presentation
  • Education: bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; Masters or CPA, preferred.

Potential for flexible schedule. Competitive salary and benefit package. For more information, or to submit a CV in confidence, please direct to: Laurie Neander, CEO, AHC; 25 Elm Street, Oneonta NY 13820 Or, E-mail:

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