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NAHC Report: Issue# 2396, 3/20/2014
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Key Messages to Share with Lawmakers During NAHC’s March on Washington
CMS Launches “Concurrent Care” Demonstration: A Clarification from a Previous Article
For Your Information: Stay Connected with the March on Washington through Social Media
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Key Messages to Share with Lawmakers During NAHC’s March on Washington
Members Encouraged to Take Action Virtually if they are Unable to Join in Person; Talking Points, Fact Sheets, Resources to Participate Virtually, and Additional Information is Available on NAHC’s Legislative Action Network

An integral part of NAHC’s annual March on Washington is for members to meet directly with their lawmakers and discuss the most pressing issues facing the home care and hospice community. This year - with so much at stake that could potentially benefit or devastate both home care and hospice – it is even more important for NAHC members to join their friends and colleagues in Washington and become a strong, vocal proponent for home care and hospice.

Click here for the talking points on Medicare, Medicaid, hospice, private pay, and technology issues that home care and hospice advocates will be using at the upcoming March on Washington: 2014 NAHC March on Washington Resources

Even if NAHC members are unable to attend in person, NAHC encourages all of its members to participate virtually, if they are unable to come to Washington.

NAHC’s March on Washington is happening at the same time as negotiations in Congress get underway to replace or repeal the flawed Medicare physician payment formula known as “SGR.”  One of the key messages this year is simple: Congress must Reject proposals that would impose home health and hospice copays and payment cuts to offset the cost of the SGR fix, to reduce the deficit, or for other purposes.  

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CMS Launches “Concurrent Care” Demonstration: A Clarification from a Previous Article

CLARIFICATION:  In an article from the March 19, 2014 issue of NAHC Report, CMS Launches ‘Concurrent Care’ Demonstration, it was reported that hospices would be required to provide services associated with routine home care and in-home respite - based on a CMS table included in CMS’ request for applications. 

CMS has clarified that hospices would be required to provide inpatient respite care, as well.    To view the original article, please click here.

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Stay Connected with the March on Washington through Social Media

The Home Care and Hospice community is at a critical point as new rules are being considered on Capitol Hill that could affect how home care and hospice organizations operate and pose a significant challenge to the mission to serve America’s aged, disabled, and ill.

Join NAHC, your peers and colleagues at this year’s March on Washington to make home care and hospice the center of health care in our country.

This year it is easier than ever to get involved and stay connected during the March on Washington through NAHC’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. Keep checking NAHC’s social media pages for real-time updates and reports from this year’s March on Washington.

NAHC Members are also encouraged to share their stories, thoughts and photos via NAHC’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts during the March, and to use the #MoW2014 when discussing this year’s March on Washington.

To register to attend this year’s March on Washington, please click here.

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