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NAHC Report: Issue# 2359, 1/27/2014
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Cardiovascular Health Tips and Resources for American Heart Month
Home Care Medicaid Fraud Developments in Illinois, New York, Virginia, and Texas
For Your Information: NAHC 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition
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Cardiovascular Health Tips and Resources for American Heart Month

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, respectively. Heart disease is responsible for one in every four deaths in the country. In recognition of February as American Heart Month, the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign encourages home health providers to educate their patients, loved ones, and themselves about preventive steps that can be taken to decrease cardiovascular risk.

The ABCS are the pillars of preventive cardiovascular care. By developing resources, tools and partnerships that focus on improvements in these four areas, the national Million Hearts® initiative aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017.

In support of Million Hearts® and American Heart Month, HHQI will be sharing daily tips for improving cardiovascular health on its Facebook page throughout the month of February. Like HHQI on Facebook now to get all 28 tips. 

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Home Care Medicaid Fraud Developments in Illinois, New York, Virginia, and Texas

The National Council on Medicaid Home Care – a NAHC affiliate - reports on recent developments in home care Medicaid fraud and abuse, including: 1) convicted beneficiary fraud in Illinois; 2) a settlement of alleged home care company fraud in New York; and 3) convicted caregiver fraud in Virginia and Texas.

Illinois

As reported by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, on January 10, Valerie Johnson was sentenced to five years probation, ordered to pay $7,842.26 in restitution, and a special assessment of $100, for one count of Health Care Fraud. Specifically, the defendant had submitted false and fraudulent bills for receiving personal assistant services via the Home Services Program. While the services were supposed to be performed by her son, her son was residing approximately 225 miles away. To see the press release, click here. To see an article about the case, click here. To see previous Council articles on Medicaid home care fraud in Illinois, and on Illinois’ Home Services program, click here, here, and here.

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NAHC 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel | Washington, DC | March 23-26, 2014

Two Week Special Offer for NAHC Members!

Act now and save on one of NAHC’s most exciting events. Starting January 15, NAHC members can register for the 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition at the special rate of $350. That’s nearly $150 in savings if you register by January 29. Don’t wait because this offer is only valid for two weeks.

The 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition provides the perfect chance for you to make an impact on those who make the policies that affect home care and hospice. Together we can raise awareness of the issues that shape our business. So lend your voice as we deliver a unified message on Capitol Hill. Meet with your members of Congress. Tell them why home care matters to constituents in your state. Then take advantage of an unrivalled chance to network with your peers and attend educational sessions led by experts in our field.

You’ll receive full admission to the educational sessions and exhibit hall and hear addresses by leading advocates for home and hospice. You’ll get insights from political pundits who have the inside scoop on Washington, DC. To take advantage of our special offer, you can register the following ways:

To take advantage of our special offer, you can register the following ways:

To register, click here.
By fax: 202.547.3660
By mail: NAHC Meetings, P.O. Box 37558, Baltimore, MD 21297-3558

To make Hotel Reservations: The NAHC Discount Rate is $ 289.00/night (single/double) or $389.00/night (suite), click here.

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