Skip to Main Content
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Twitter Facebook Pintrest
A A A
Print
:: NAHC Report
NAHC Report: Issue# 2218, 6/17/2013
Follow us on:     
ARTICLE ARCHIVES MEMBER RESOURCES eNEWSLETTERS CARING STORE
National Council on Medicaid Homecare Analyzes Why States are Dropping and Delaying Dual Eligible Demonstrations
Hospice HELP Act Introduced in the House
For Your Information: General Sessions for the Upcoming Financial Management Conference and Exposition
NAHC/Home Care & Hospice Events
Email Center

Manage Your Account Contact the Editor Ensure Delivery Advertise in NAHC Report

National Council on Medicaid Homecare Analyzes Why States are Dropping and Delaying Dual Eligible Demonstrations

According to a report released on May 29, fourteen (14) out of the twenty-six (26) states enrolled in the in the Financial Alignment Initiative for Dual Eligibles (the Demonstration) are either dropping out of - or delaying – the Demonstration. The Demonstration is a partnership between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and states to integrate care for and reduce costs of their dual eligible populations.

Three of the six states that have already signed MOUs with CMS - California, Massachusetts, and Washington - have already delayed implementation of the Demonstration.

Below a closer look at the seven states that withdrew their Demonstration proposals, including Arizona, New York, Hawaii, Tennessee, Oregon, New Mexico, and Minnesota. The Council discusses the various reasons behind the states’ decisions, and their plans for moving forward.

:: Read Full Article

General Sessions for the Upcoming Financial Management Conference and Exposition

This year’s Financial Management Conference and Exposition offers attendees four captivating general sessions that offer insight, analysis and information that every home care and hospice agency financial manger needs to know in order to help their agency navigate the difficult and often confusing times that lay ahead.

This year’s general sessions include:

900. Opening General Session: National Update

901. HHFMA Leadership Panel — The Future Belongs to Home Care and Hospice

902. Healthcare Leadership Panel – The Views of Health Care Industry Stakeholders

903. Closing General Session: Financial Managers Open Forum

All general sessions include expert moderators and panelists, such as William Dombi, Val J. Halamandaris, and many, many more.

Click here to learn more about the General Sessions at this year’s Financial Management Conference and Exhibition. Space is limited, so don’t forget to register and reserve your space at this year’s conference.

Visit the CARING Store online for the latest Resources

Hospice HELP Act Introduced in the House

The May 31 issue of Hospice Notes reported on introduction of S. 1053, the Hospice Evaluation and Legitimate Payment Act (HELP), by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).

As anticipated, Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced the House companion version of the bill on June 6. The legislation was introduced in previous Congresses but underwent technical revisions prior to introduction by Senator Wyden and Representative Reed.

At the House bill’s introduction, H.R. 2302, had eight original bipartisan cosponsors: Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Gerald Connolly, (D-VA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Steve King (R-IA), Michael Michaud (D-ME), Erik Paulsen (R- MN), Mike Thompson (D- CA), and C.W. Bill Young (R- FL).

:: Read Full Article

©  National Association for Home Care & Hospice. All Rights Reserved.