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NAHC Report: Issue# 2252, 8/12/2013
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National Association for Home Care & Hospice Preparing Letter to Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees on Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment Reform
Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Introduce the Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2013
For Your Information: Schedule of Events for NAHC’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition Available Online
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National Association for Home Care & Hospice Preparing Letter to Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees on Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment Reform

The Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees earlier this summer sent a letter to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other stakeholders inviting ideas on how to reform Medicare post-acute care payments.

NAHC plans to submit a comprehensive response to the invitation this Friday, August 16. NAHC Report will provide a series of reports on elements of the NAHC plan as well as the full draft proposal once it is finalized and approved by the NAHC board.

Upon receipt of the invitation, NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris issued the following statement: 

“NAHC has worked constructively and productively with Congress over the years offering useful solutions to strengthen the home health and hospice program. We welcome the opportunity to provide proposals to reform post-acute care payments within Medicare that can both improve care for today’s seniors and extend the fiscal viability of the program well into the future.  Home health care can prevent expensive hospitalizations and nursing home stays while providing cost effective care in the home setting that people prefer, keeping families together and preserving individual dignity.”

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Schedule of Events for NAHC’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition Available Online

With NAHC’s Financial Management Conference now over, attention is now shifting to NAHC’s Annual Meeting. Now is the time to start planning on attending this year’s Annual Meeting October 31 – November 3 in Washington, DC.

Please visit the Annual Meeting section of NAHC’s Website to view the Schedule of Events to help you get the most out of this year’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

With the future of Medicare at stake, now more than ever, members of NAHC must join together and connect with legislators face-to-face to share the stories that only hospice and home care providers can. Washington, DC is the center of activity and the best place for NAHC to make an impact.

Register today to attend NAHC’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Introduce the Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2013

The House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA) recently introduced H.R. 2925, The Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2013. The legislation would grant the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) authority to exclude from the Medicare program individuals and entities that are found to be affiliated with another entity that has been sanctioned for fraud.

On the introduction of the legislation, Reps. Brady and McDermott stated, “As we continue to find ways to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse within the Medicare program, this legislation takes a common-sense approach by giving the Inspector General another tool to root out fraudsters. Individuals and companies who are involved with Medicare fraud on any level must be held accountable. We reintroduce this legislation to stem fraud by closing a senseless loophole for criminals who choose to steal from America’s entitlement programs.”

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