Important Message from Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC President
Special Offering to Attend the NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition
Here is what is going on here in Washington, DC. 1) Congress has agreed to raise the debt ceiling until February 7, 2014; 2) From now until December 13, a House-Senate Conference Committee will be trying to reach an agreement on the budget for 2014. Republicans have proposed cutting Medicare. Democrats have resisted this and instead are pushing to raise taxes on the wealthy; 3) Some 200 Members of Congress have signed letters asking CMS to roll back their proposed “rebasing “ rules for the Medicare home health prospective payment system. We need to push this over the top.
We are in a position to help Congress decide to protect Medicare and home care. We need to marshal the home care army of angels on the Potomac. We knew this moment of decision was coming which is why we chose Washington, D.C. as the site for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting & Exposition. The meeting is being held at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel & Convention Center in National
We also have a March on Washington. This is being coordinated by NAHC and the Forum of States Associations. We will be running shuttle buses from the Gaylord Hotel to the Frederick Douglass Museum (320 A Street, NE) located on Capitol Hill near the House and Senate Office Buildings on Thursday morning October 31.Harbor, Maryland, across the river from the Ronald Reagan National Airport on October 31 – November 3, 2013.
We need you in Washington next week. We are offering NAHC provider members to attend the Annual Meeting a “special registration rate of $500.00” that will end on Friday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. EST. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, you can receive one complimentary registration (for another member from your agency) for every full paid registration. If you have not registered for the Annual Meeting, please do so by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the special rate and we will bill you accordingly. Please include your guests’ name, email and agency and we will provide a free registration to them.
* For comparison, the on-site registration rate is $1,100.00 for NAHC members and $1,600.00 for Non-members.
Come join us and make history as we secure the future for patients and providers alike.