NAHC Will Host Additional Teleconference on the Medicare Rate Rebasing Rule
November 26 will Focus on Scope of the Rule and Recommended Business Strategies; December 2 will Focus on Scope of the Rule and Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Solutions
What: In additional to the Monday, December 2 teleconference at 1:00 PM EST, NAHC has added a teleconference on Tuesday, November 26, at 1:00 PM EST.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will host a free teleconference on November 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST to provide an in-depth explanation of the Medicare home health rate rebasing rule issued late Friday. The teleconference will include a presentation on the steps home health agencies should begin to take to address the reimbursement rate changes.
The second free teleconference on December 2 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST will also focus on the new payment rule along with highlighting other issues of critical importance for the home care and hospice community. This teleconference will present the strategic plan to secure improvements in the Medicare rule through legislative, regulatory, and legal solutions.
When: The conferences will take place on:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. The number to call in is 1-800-216-6327; Passcode 585731
Monday, December 2, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. Details on this teleconference have been previously sent to all members.
Note that these are two separate calls with separate content. You can participate in both calls.
Why: The final rule for the Medicare home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) was issued late on Friday, November 22, 2013. The purpose of the calls is to help NAHC members prepare for the impact of the final rule. The rule establishes four consecutive annual cuts of 3.5% in the Medicare payment rate.
In light of the new rule, NAHC and its allies plan to address the following issues:
November 26, 2013
- What are the payment rate changes that take effect on January 1, 2013
- How did CMS calculate these new payment rates
- What should home health agencies consider doing to address the issues created through these new rates:
- Addressing other payers
- Achieving improved efficiencies
- Examining visit utilization options
Who is conducting the seminar on November 26: Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC; Bill Dombi, Vice President for Law; Robert Simione, Chair, Home Care and Hospice Financial Management Association.
Who is conducting the seminar on December 2: Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC; Jeff Kincheloe, Vice President for Government Affairs; Bill Dombi, Vice President for Law; Richard Brennan, Vice President for Technology Policy and Government Affairs; Theresa Forster, Vice President for Hospice Policy and Programs; Colin Roskey, JD, Cozen O’Connor, NAHC Counsel; and, Mary B. Langowski, JD, Partner, DLA Piper, NAHC Counsel.
Who may participate: NAHC members will receive priority, but the conference is open to all.
For the November 26th teleconference. The first 300 callers will be accepted. We encourage you to have multiple people in your organization connect through a single line.
Will questions be allowed: Yes. Questions from participants will be received 24-hours in advance or submitted while the teleconference is live on the date of the broadcast. Send questions to Mike Wittke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the teleconference be recorded: Yes, there will be a recording of the teleconference. Highlights of the event will also appear in NAHC Report, NAHC’s daily electronic newsletter, and in CARING, its monthly magazine.