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NAHC Report: Issue# 2381 2/27/2014
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IRS Employer Mandate Delay Includes Clarification on Volunteers
NAHC Empowers Home Care Rural Advocacy Alliance (HCRAA)
For Your Information: Book Your March on Washington Hotel Room by February 28 to receive NAHC Discounted Rate
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IRS Employer Mandate Delay Includes Clarification on Volunteers

Under a final Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule recently issued, the Obama Administration further delayed part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring employers to provide health insurance for their workers. Employers that have fewer than 100 full-time workers will have one extra year - until 2016 - before the employer mandate takes effect. Companies that have fewer than 50 workers are already exempt from the requirement to cover their employees.  Employers of more than 100 full-time employees will need to cover 70 percent of their full-time employees in 2015 and 95 percent in 2016 or later or face a penalty.  For more on the IRS’ Final Rule, please see NAHC Report on February 12, 2014.

Also included in the rule is commentary and clarification regarding the application of the ACA employer mandate requirements to volunteer workers.   In recent months, media reports regarding whether or not organizations would be required to count the hours of volunteers - such as volunteer firefighters - in their determination of the applicability of the ACA employer mandate have raised concerns in the hospice community relative to treatment of hospice volunteers because under some hospice regulations volunteers are the equivalent of employees. 

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NAHC Empowers Home Care Rural Advocacy Alliance (HCRAA)

Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced NAHC’s support for a new affiliate, the Home Care Rural Advocacy Alliance (HCRAA).

“We are bringing together all the rural home care agencies in America,” said Halamandaris, “and those that provide care to underserved populations in order to make sure these indispensable agencies survive the Medicare payment reform known as rebasing. We also intend to work with them to win the extension of the 3 percent rural add-on, a payment differential that Congress added to help pay for the greater costs of serving patients who live in remote areas of the country. When the add-on expires in 2015, rural agencies will likely need to reduce the services they provide, so saving these agencies is our number-one priority,” he added. “Without them there will be no Medicare-sponsored home care programs outside of America's central cities.”

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Book Your March on Washington Hotel Room by February 28 to receive NAHC Discounted Rate

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC, for the March on Washington Conference & Exposition! Act now if you have not yet reserved your hotel room at the historic Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. The discounted NAHC room rates of $289 or $389 are only good until February 28, 2014. They’ll guarantee you accommodations at this landmark hotel in the District’s vibrant heart at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20036.

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

To view the updated conference agenda, click here.

Private Duty Nursing Supervisor

We have an opening for a Private Duty Nursing Supervisor in St. Louis, MO. Must have current Missouri RN license, at least two years of private duty nursing experience with medically fragile patients, and one year of private duty supervisory experience. The position is full time, Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities include:

- Creates Plan of Care. Documents patient status in an accurate, timely and concise manner and reviews all documentation for accuracy and completeness
- Competent and knowledgeable in performing baseline-nursing skills. Knowledge in wound care, tube feedings, tracheotomy care, catastrophic injury care, pulmonary care, ventilator care, spinal cord injury care, seizure disorder care, catheter care, and diabetes care strongly encouraged
- Communicates effectively with patients, families and physicians and other team members
- Demonstrates organization and leadership abilities by effective use of time and personnel through supervision and teaching.
- Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude with staff, promoting teamwork and harmony by readily assisting other staff and patients.
- Supervises employee at recerts, and supervises each employee annually and PRN.
- Maintains Recert/Evaluation calendar

We are a solid company and offer an attractive salary and benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance, and paid personal and vacation time. Please send resume to ConfidentialPrivateDutyNursing@gmail.com.


Private Duty Staffing Coordinator

Immediate opening for a Private Duty Staffing Coordinator in St. Louis, MO. We are looking for someone with a minimum of one year private duty nursing scheduling experience at a licensed homecare agency. The position is full time, Monday through Friday.

Responsibilities include:
- Record intake from prospective clients
- Obtain availability from nursing and aide field staff
- Coordinate private duty clients' needs with medical staff availability
- Assign nurses and aides to service patients
- Communicates effectively with patients, families and medical staff
- Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude with patients and staff

Job Requirements:
- Minimum of one year experience in private duty nursing scheduling
- Great interpersonal and telephone skills
- Strong organizational, time-management and computer skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Must be detail oriented and pleasant

We are a solid company and offer an attractive salary and benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance, and paid personal and vacation time. Please send resume to ConfidentialPrivateDutyNursing@gmail.com.

For information about placing an ad, contact Scott Baum at ads@nahc.org.

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