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NAHC Report: Issue# 2264, 8/30/2013
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ARTICLE ARCHIVES MEMBER RESOURCES eNEWSLETTERS CARING STORE
CMS Answers Stakeholders on Dual Eligibles
NAHC Legislative Action Network (NAHC LAN) Provides Many Resources to Help Home Care Advocates Combat Home Health Rebasing Rule
For Your Information: On September 6, the rate to attend NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition will increases to $975
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CMS Answers Stakeholders on Dual Eligibles
Measured Response Follows Letter Signed by National Council on Medicaid Home Care

On June 19, thirty-three stakeholders (the Stakeholders), including the National Council on Medicaid Home Care, NAHC, National Council on Aging, National Health Law Program, National Senior Citizens Law Center, The Arc of the United States, and other provider and consumer organizations sent a letter (The Stakeholder Letter) to Melanie Bella, Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The letter calls for reforms to the dual eligible demonstrations (the Demonstrations).

The Stakeholder Letter highlighted concerns and recommendations in ten major categories. Melanie Bella (Bella) partly responded to these concerns and recommendations in a letter dated August 9 (The Bella Response).

The Bella Response largely did not satisfy the recommendations and requests of the Council and the other Stake- holders. In some areas, such as the ombuds program, CMS responded quite affirmatively to the Council’s suggestions, but in most other areas, CMS was not sufficiently responsive.

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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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NAHC Legislative Action Network (NAHC LAN) Provides Many Resources to Help Home Care Advocates Combat Home Health Rebasing Rule

As part of its ongoing campaign to block the CMS proposed Medicare home health rebasing rule that would cut Medicare home health payments by 14 percent (see recent NAHC Report coverage), NAHC has developed jointly with the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, and the VNAA a series of resources to aid in making the case against these rebasing cuts. 

Among the resources that are available are a comprehensive white paper that covers all aspects of the rule and its many deficiencies, talking points for use in meetings with Members of Congress and their health staffers - as well as the media - the projected impact of the rule on the states and Congressional districts, and a series of one pagers graphically describing the impact of the rule on such areas as jobs, small businesses, and medically underserved communities.

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