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NAHC Report: Issue# 2266, 9/3/2013
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CBO Paper Explores Slowdown in Fee-for-service Medicare Spending
A Legislative Update on the Rebasing Dear Colleague Letter
For Your Information: NAHC Members Urged To Participate in Fundraising Performance Information and Best Practices Survey
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CBO Paper Explores Slowdown in Fee-for-service Medicare Spending
Hospice outlay growth shows pronounced decline

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

NAHC submitted its original comments on August 15, and submitted supplemental comments based on both new data showing the negative consequences the current draft legislation would have on the home health community as well as additional information from post-acute care bundling programs.

For more information on the previous comments submitted by NAHC, please see NAHC Report from August 20, 2013.

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NAHC Members Urged To Participate in Fundraising Performance Information and Best Practices Survey

NAHC is joining with the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group of New Jersey in urging NAHC members to participate in a brief  - approximately 10 minute -survey about your agencies’ stand-alone or system home healthcare and/or hospice fundraising program.

The purpose of the survey is to identify baseline fundraising performance information as well as begin to define fundraising “best practices” within the home healthcare and hospice sectors. 

The results of this survey will be part of an educational presentation at the upcoming Association For Healthcare Philanthropy International Conference in Toronto, October 2 – 5, 2013. 

All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the presentation.

Please click here to share information about your organization’s philanthropic support.

 If you do not feel you are the right person to complete this survey, please send the name and email of the correct person to Bridget Murphy, bmurphy@vnahg.org and she will send the survey to that individual.

Responses are due no later than September 6, 2013. 

For questions about the survey, please contact Bridget Murphy, Chief Philanthropy Officer for Visiting Nurse Association Health Group at bmurphy@vnahg.org or 732-224-6727

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A Legislative Update on the Rebasing Dear Colleague Letter

Below is the latest list of those who have signed on the House bipartisan rebasing letter and the Senate Democratic rebasing letter.  Congratulations to NAHC advocates who have gotten Representatives and Democratic Senators to sign-on. 

Congress returns from recess on Monday, September 9.  The deadline to sign-on to the House bipartisan rebasing letter is Friday, September 13.  The deadline for the Senate Democratic rebasing letter is Thursday, September 12. 

The rebasing issue has been covered extensively in previous NAHC Report articles.

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