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NAHC Report: Issue# 2229, 7/2/2013
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National Council on Medicaid Home Care Issues Brief on California Duel Eligible Initiative
NAHC Urges Home Care and Hospice Advocates to Contact Their Members of Congress over the July 4th Recess
For Your Information: The study is conducted and published by HCS in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).
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National Council on Medicaid Home Care Issues Brief on California Duel Eligible Initiative

In the first week of June, California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced several revisions to its dual eligible demonstration (the Demonstration). The revisions come on the heels of two letters, written on June 4 and May 2, to federal and state administration officials criticizing the Demonstration and providing further recommendations.

The recent revisions to the Demonstration by DHCS include:

  • "De-linking" mandatory enrollment from the Demonstration
  • A"poison pill" that would allow the state to review the Demonstration project annually, and to terminate it completely if the required savings aren't realized; and
  • Expanding Medicare Advantage enrollment in the Demonstration (in the MOU, they were initially exempted from passive enrollment).

Jane Ogle, the deputy director of DHCS, defended the "de-linking" as good for long term services and supports (LTSS), which will now be MediCal benefits.

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Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) is Currently Conducting Its 23rd Annual Home Care Salary & Benefits Study

The study is conducted and published by HCS in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). 

Please make members aware that these important studies are underway and of the following deadlines: 

Home Care Salary & Benefits Report
Deadline for Participation:  August 2, 2013
Publication Date:  October 2013

Hospice Salary & Benefits Report
Deadline for Participation:  August 2, 2013
Publication Date:  November 2013
  
Questionnaires for the compensation study are available on the HCS website here.

More than 1,790 home health agencies participated in last year's home care study and provided compensation data on more than 92,000 employees nationwide.  Last year's hospice study had 790+ participants, reporting on more than 53,200 employees.

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NAHC Urges Home Care and Hospice Advocates to Contact Their Members of Congress over the July 4th Recess
Message to Lawmakers: "Home Care and Hospice Promotes Independence of America's Elderly and Individuals with Disabilities"

Over the July 4 Congressional recess home care and hospice advocates are encouraged to be in touch with their Members of Congress.

The message to bring to lawmakers is: "While we are celebrating our nation's independence, let's take this time to celebrate the role that home care and hospice play in maintaining the independence of our nation's seniors and those who struggle with disabilities, keeping them out of the confines of expensive nursing homes and hospitals and in their homes and communities with friends and family. Let's oppose putting barriers such as copays and payment cuts in the way of access to home care and hospice. And let's remove existing barriers to access such as the requirement that only doctors, and not nurse practitioners and physician assistants, can order home health care."

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