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NAHC Report: Issue# 2212, 6/7/2013
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NAHC Vice President for Government Affairs Addresses Pennsylvania Homecare Association Annual Conference
OIG Study Finds NPPES and PECOS Inaccuracy
For Your Information: The Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign (HHQI) is sponsoring a free webinar focused on Underserved Populations: Compulsive Hoarding for Care Managers – June 12, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
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NAHC Vice President for Government Affairs Addresses Pennsylvania Homecare Association Annual Conference

Jeff Kincheloe, Vice President for Government Affairs at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), delivered an address at this year’s annual conference of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association held recently in State College, Pennsylvania.

The speech, titled “Home Care and Hospice Federal Legislative Update: 2013” provided conference attendees an overview of the current Congressional outlook; the ongoing impact of the Affordable Care Act; the House, Senate, and President’s budget proposals; key legislation affecting home care and hospice; and NAHC’s home care and hospice legislative priorities. Issues affecting the delivery of home care and hospice under Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay were discussed, as well as the emerging role of telehomecare.

In his remarks, Mr. Kincheloe stressed the importance of home care and hospice advocacy in the political arena. He urged participation in home care and hospice lobby days scheduled in conjunction with the upcoming NAHC Financial Management Conference (July 28-30) and NAHC Annual Meeting (October 31 –November 3), as well as ongoing grassroots activities such as sending messages to lawmakers through the NAHC Legislative Action Network and taking Members of Congress on home visits.

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The Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign (HHQI) is sponsoring a free webinar focused on Underserved Populations:
Compulsive Hoarding for Care Managers – June 12, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Compulsive hoarding is a nation-wide problem that has been exposed over the last few years through reality television. Home Health providers have been trying to address the safety and well-being issues for patients encountered over the years without understanding the underlying disease and how to integrate home health services and interventions to assist in patient treatment and safety.

Join us to learn more about Compulsive Hoarding, including:

  • Levels
  • Clinical presentation and physiology
  • Treatment and interventions
  • Home Health role including therapy interventions
  • Audience: Any healthcare professional, especially nurses, therapists, social workers, mental health nurses, and clinical managers.

    Speakers: Dr. Patricia Tomsko Nay, MD, CMD, CHCQM, FAAFP, FAIHQ, FAAHPM, Celtic Healthcare Medical Director Tonya Miller, PT, DPT, COS-C, Celtic Healthcare Eastern Regional VP and VP for Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

    Free Social Worker contact hours (NASW approved – 2.0 hours) provided by Celtic Healthcare.

    Registration is required for this Webinar and seating is limited. Register today.

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    OIG Study Finds NPPES and PECOS Inaccuracy

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a study conducted to evaluate the accuracy of two Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) health care provider databases: National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS).

    The study was undertaken as a follow-up to previous OIG work that revealed ongoing problems with CMS’s oversight of provider data, sometimes resulting in improper Medicare payments. The results of the OIG analyses showed that NPPES and PECOS data are not reliable independently or even when combined The OIG report can be found here.

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