NAHC Hosts Free May 12 Teleconference on the Proposed FY2015 Hospice Payment Regulation
What: A free teleconference. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliate Hospice Association of America will host a free member teleconference to highlight issues of critical importance for the hospice community.
When: The teleconference will take place Monday, May 12, from 1:00 p.m. EST to 2:00 p.m. EST.
The number to call in US/CAN toll free is: 1.888.631.5928 and the passcode is: 343751.
Why: As part of the proposed FY2015 Hospice Payment Regulation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning a number of regulatory changes that will impact hospice providers. Perhaps even more importantly, as part of the regulation’s discussion of hospice payment reform and coordination of Part D benefits, CMS is sending a strong signal that it intends to tighten oversight of hospice agencies and more clearly define the “bundle” of services that must be provided under the hospice benefit. As part of the call, presenters will discuss the broad range of issues addressed as part of the proposed rule, and outline their implications for hospice policy and practice.
Who is conducting the seminar: Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC; Theresa Forster, Vice President for Hospice Policy and Programs; Katie Wehri, Hospice Regulatory and Operations Specialist; and Bill Dombi, Executive Director, Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association.
Who may participate: NAHC members. Please email Mike Wittke at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place on the call. The first 500 people will be guaranteed a place.
Will questions be allowed: Yes. Questions from participants will be received 24-hours in advance or submitted while the teleconference is live on the date of the broadcast. Send questions to Barbara Woolley, at email@example.com.
Will the teleconference be recorded: Yes, there will be a recording of the teleconference. Highlights of the event will also appear in NAHC Report, NAHC’s daily electronic newsletter, and in CARING, its monthly magazine.