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NAHC Report: Issue# 2263, 8/29/2013
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Nation’s Home Health Organizations Host News Conference on Rebasing
The National Council on Medicaid Home Care Reports on Final Long Term Care Commission Hearing
For Your Information: On September 6, the rate to attend NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition will increases to $975
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Nation’s Home Health Organizations Host News Conference on Rebasing

Representatives of the nation’s three leading home health organizations - National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), and Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (Partnership) – recently released new analyses demonstrating the impact the proposed Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is projected to have on the nation’s home health delivery system and 3.5 million Medicare home health beneficiaries, if finalized in its current form.

The new analysis follows substantial comments NAHC has developed and submitted to CMS highlighting several of the most egregious flaws, areas of concern, and proposed modifications that would serve as a better course of action.

For more on NAHC’s CMS comments, please see NAHC Report from August 27, 2013.  NAHC has also released a comprehensive white paper detailing the flaws in CMS’ proposed rebasing formula.

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On September 6, the rate to attend NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition will increases from $875 to $975

REGISTER TODAY to get the Early Bird Rate of $875!

You can also save on your hotel accommodations by staying at NAHC's official host hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC. Book your hotel room to secure the discounted NAHC room rate of $249.00. 

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

*To view the latest information on Education Sessions offered at the Annual Meeting, click here.

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The National Council on Medicaid Home Care Reports on Final Long Term Care Commission Hearing

The fourth and final public hearing of the Long Term Care Commission (the Commission) was held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The hearing featured two panels:  the first panel was entitled Service Delivery and Provider Innovation and Issues while the second was entitled Workforce Innovation and Issues. Michelle Martin, the Council’s policy director, attended the hearing.

All of the witnesses agreed that home care is a growing industry that will require a large workforce and will be a significant expenditure, although the areas of focus and how to accomplish the best service delivery and training varied slightly.

Loren Colman, Assistant Commissioner of the Continuing Care Administration at the Minnesota Department of Human Services discussed delivery innovation, offering examples of the interesting and innovative work going on in his state. Minnesota’s current system is the result of more than 25 years of planning and incremental changes made with a consistent vision.

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