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NAHC Report: Issue# 2252, 8/12/2013
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NAHC to Hold 2014 Board Election in October
KanCare Moving Closer to MLTDDS
For Your Information: NAHC’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and NAHC’s President Urge Members and Public to Vote Now for the Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year
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NAHC to Hold 2014 Board Election in October

In the month of October 2013, the NAHC membership will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives who will serve on the NAHC Board in 2014.

To ensure continuity, the NAHC bylaws specify that half of the NAHC Board is up for election every year.  Any NAHC member in good standing, which includes having their dues fully paid, can run for election to the board or to the nominating committee, the latter which will choose candidates who will run in the election of 2014. The winners will make up the NAHC Board and will take office in January 2015.

The NAHC Board has the responsibility to set policy for the organization, to recruit new members, and to monitor NAHC’s financial performance.

The following positions are up for election this October:

  • Vice Chairman
  • Treasurer
  • Director, Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
  • Director, Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
  • Director, Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
  • Director, Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE)
  • Director, Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Guam)
  • Director, Hospice Provider Section
  • Director, Official Section
  • Director Pediatric Section
  • Director, Proprietary Section
  • Director, Voluntary/Nonprofit Section
  • Director, Forum of State Associations Section.

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NAHC’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and NAHC’s President Urge Members and Public to Vote Now for the Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year

Andrea Devoti, Chair of NAHC’s Board of Directors and Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC’s President both issues videos urging NAHC members and the public to vote for their choice for Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year.

To view the videos, please click here.

The winner will be announced and honored at NAHC’s Annual Meeting, which is being held this year in Washington, DC between October 31 and November 3.

To read more about the candidates and vote for Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year, please click here.

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KanCare Moving Closer to MLTDDS
Stakeholder Concerns Persist During Transition

The National Council on Medicaid Home Care, a NAHC affiliate, recently reviewed changes being made to the KanCare long-term developmental disability services (LTDDS) program. While originally pushing for LTDDS being “carved out” of KanCare, advocates for the disabled appear to have resigned to Kansas “carving in” LTDDS. Advocates have shifted their focus to addressing specific concerns surrounding this program.

Jerry Michaud, president of Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc., (DSNWK) stated “[T]hat debate is behind us…And so now, [the debate is] how do we set up a system that’s going to work and not wait until the first day to realize there are some major hiccups.”

The National Council on Medicaid Home Care advocates that states integrating MLTSS should institute ample training for providers to come up to speed on MCO billing systems. This can be accomplished by creating and leveraging existing stakeholder workgroups as forums where state plans can properly educate providers in how to properly submit requests for payments. Wherever possible, the Council also suggests that states implement uniform billing systems amongst all MCOs involved in MLTSS, in order to improve provider compliance and efficiency.

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