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NAHC Report: Issue# 2333, 12/12/2013
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NAHC Hosts Free December 13 Teleconference Focusing on Recent Congressional Action: The Budget Deal, a Home Health Care Payment Rebasing Amendment and the SGR “Doc Fix”
CMS Signals Intent to Rescind CR8098 on Vaccines for Hospice Patients
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NAHC Hosts Free December 13 Teleconference Focusing on Recent Congressional Action: The Budget Deal, a Home Health Care Payment Rebasing Amendment and the SGR “Doc Fix”

What: A free teleconference. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will host a free teleconference to highlight issues of critical importance for the home care and hospice community.

When: The conference will take place Friday, December 13, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. EST to 1:00 p.m. EST. The number to call in US/CAN Toll free is 1-888-632-3384 and the code is 921233.

Why: The Congressional House and Senate are close to a budget deal for 2014 and 2015, which avoids a government shutdown through September 2015. The bill, which is likely to pass includes several items of great interest to the home health and hospice community:

  • No new Medicare or Medicaid cuts;
  • No new taxes;
  • NAHC’S FITT bill, which sets up Home Health Telehealth Prototypes, and if successful could be more broadly implemented, and;
  • Major progress toward rebasing reform

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2013 NAHC Annual Meeting Certificates for Attendees are Now Available Online

The 2013 NAHC Annual Meeting certificates are now available online and ready to download for participants and attendees to this year’s Annual Meeting.

Please click here to download your certificate.

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NAHC’s President Responds to TIME’s Person of the Year: Pope Francis

In its most recent edition, TIME magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year. Part of the rational for choosing the new Pope was because of his compassion and caring for those in need.

According to TIME’s profile of him:

“In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church—the church as servant and comforter of hurting people in an often harsh world…

His vision is of a pastoral—not a doctrinaire—church, and that will shift the Holy See’s energies away from demanding long-distance homage and toward ministry to and embrace of the poor, the spiritually broken and the lonely.”

Put a different way, TIME chose, rather than a political or military leader or entertainer, a caring individual who puts others ahead of himself – the same type of person that is honored and recognized through the Caring Institute.

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