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NAHC Report: Issue# 2255, 8/19/2013
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Congressman Jim Gerlach Reiterates his Support for Home Care at Town Hall Meeting Hosted by NAHC Chairman Andrea L. Devoti
NAHC Submits Comments on House Ways and Means Committee’s Draft Legislation on Post-Acute Care
For Your Information: Andrea L. Devoti, NAHC Board Chair Invites You to Join Her at the NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition on Oct. 31 – Nov. 3
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Congressman Jim Gerlach Reiterates his Support for Home Care at Town Hall Meeting Hosted by NAHC Chairman Andrea L. Devoti
Supports Authorizing Nurse Practitioners to Write Medicare Orders for Home Health, Opposes Any More Home Health Cuts, Calls for Reform of the ACA Employer Mandate, and Blasts CMS’s New “Rebasing” Rules

Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-PA) thinks “it’s time for real solutions” as we strive to improve health care for all. He supports legislation that will help more employers provide their workers with health insurance and give morepeople access to affordable care. He also supports a plan that keeps the promises we’ve made to America’s seniors and those nearing their retirement years. “It’s a plan,” he says, “to preserve and strengthen Medicare so that all seniors have access to quality affordable health care.”It would give seniors more options, and it does not include more cuts to home health care, as he recently told NAHC Chairmen Andrea L. Devoti when she convened a town hall meeting at Neighborhood Health, her agency in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Devoti brought the congressman together with numerous Pennsylvania home care providers for a wide-ranging discussion of issues affecting home health and hospice. Among those participating were Eric Kiehl, public affairs director at Pennsylvania Homecare Association and several staff members of Neighborhood Health: Heidi Owen, director of hospice/oncology services; Gina Petersen, chief information officer; Pat Bush, director of home care services; and Vivian Fielder, director of customer service/intake.

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Andrea L. Devoti, NAHC Board Chair Invites You to Join Her at the NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition on Oct. 31 – Nov. 3

Andrea L. Devoti, NAHC’s Chairman of the Board, invites all NAHC members to join her at NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition October 31 – November 3 in Washington, DC. Ms. Devoti emphasized how important attending this year’s Annual Meeting is in a video released earlier this week.

In the video, Ms. Devoti states that, “we have so many battles we’re fighting…We need to be here and make our voices loud and heard…So please join me in Washington October 31 – November 3. We’re going to have a great time and we’re going to make a lot of noise.”

Register today to join Andrea Devoti, Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC staff, your peers and colleagues at this year’s Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC.
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NAHC Submits Comments on House Ways and Means Committee’s Draft Legislation on Post-Acute Care

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently submitted comments on the House Ways and Means Committee’s draft legislation on Medicare post-acute care, which includes a 1.1 percentage point cut in inflation updates. The House Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over the Medicare program, and NAHC’s comments come in response to the Committee’s request for public feedback on such proposals.

For more information on the draft legislation, as well as the request for public comment, please see NAHC Report from August 6, 2013.

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