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NAHC Report: Issue# 2398, 3/24/2014
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March on Washington get Underway with Opening Legislative Update
March on Washington Exhibition Hall Gives Hands-on Look at Future of Home Care and Hospice Technology and Practice
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March on Washington get Underway with Opening Legislative Update
NAHC Staff and Counsel provides insights and perspectives on current legislative landscape in Washington, DC.

NAHC's annual March on Washington got underway on Sunday with a general session that highlighted the many issues that the home care and hospice community face, and why this year is so critical for the industry overall to be in Washington as advocates. With SGR negotiations getting underway in Congress, proposals to add copayments to home care and hospice benefits on the table in some proposals, ongoing concern over the face-to-face and companionship rules, CMS’ misguided rebasing Final Rule and ongoing confusion over the ACA employer mandate, the opening session’s panel of experts from NAHC provided updates to attendees on all of these issues, as well as on the political, legislative and regulatory climate in Washington. DC. 

The General Session’s panel included many of NAHC’s own legislative, legal and policy experts - NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris; NAHC Vice President for Law Bill Dombi; NAHC Vice President for Hospice Policy and Programs Theresa Forster; NAHC Vice President for Government Affairs Jeff Kincheloe; NAHC Vice President for Technology Policy Richard Brennan; NAHC Vice President for Regulatory Affairs Mary Carr; Colin Roskey, NAHC Counsel and Mary Langowski, NAHC Counsel – who provided their insight, analysis and percpective on a range of issues.

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March on Washington Exhibition Hall Gives Hands-on Look at Future of Home Care and Hospice Technology and Practice

After a general session that focused on legislative, regulatory and political issues that the home care and hospice community is facing, attendees to this year's March on Washington were treated to an opening reception in the Exhibit Hall.

While enjoying passed Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, attendees to this year's March on Washington were able to network and familiarize themselves with the latest in home health and hospice technology - with more than half a dozen exhibitors also members of NAHC's affiliate Home Care Technology Association of America.

Alongside the HCTAA exhibitors, there were other home health and hospice technology companies, as well as providers of consulting services, market and data research firms and other organizations that serve the home care and hospice community.

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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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