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NAHC Report: Issue# 2435, 5/22/2014
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Hon. Gabby Giffords and Capt. Mark Kelly Just Confirmed as General Session Speakers for NAHC’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition
CMS Announces Plans for OASIS–C1 Related to the ICD-10 Delay
For Your Information: Upcoming NAHC Training on Implementing the New Hospice Item Set

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Hon. Gabby Giffords and Capt. Mark Kelly Just Confirmed as General Session Speakers for NAHC’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition
Will Present “How to Serve and Prosper Even in the Most Difficult Circumstances” During the Annual Meeting October 19 – 22, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

See, hear, and learn from former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut, and retired U.S. Navy captain Mark Kelly. The couple has shown the power of love, courage, and resilience since 2011 when Giffords survived a bullet to the head. They’ve gone on to lobby for public safety and share their inspiring story nationwide. They’ll discuss leadership, decision making, and Giffords’ ongoing recovery from the trauma to her brain. Giffords says she won’t accept failure because “I want to make the world a better place.”

“We are proud to bring our members two of our nation’s most-respected heroes” said Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).

Former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords has become known across the country for her resilience in the face of violence, and for her consensus-building leadership in Congress. She was first elected to Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat in 2006 and won re-elections in 2008 and 2010. Then, on January 8, 2011, a would-be assassin opened fire at a local event in Tucson, where Giffords was meeting with constituents. Six people were killed, and 13 others were injured in the attack. Among the injured was Giffords, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head and faced immediate neurosurgery to treat her life-threatening injuries.

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CMS Announces Plans for OASIS–C1 Related to the ICD-10 Delay

On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which stated that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015.  CMS has spent several weeks assessing what, if any, impact this ICD-10 delay will have for our various quality reporting programs. 

NAHC has determined that the ICD-10 delay will have an impact on the Home Health Quality Reporting Program and more specifically on the implementation of OASIS-C1. 

A new version of the OASIS-C1 data item set is scheduled for implementation on October 1, 2014.  However, five (5) of the data items contained in OASIS-C1 require the use ICD-10 codes.  Because ICD-10 has been delayed until at least October 1, 2015, it is now necessary to make interim changes to the OASIS-C1 data items set and also the process used for reporting OASIS-C1 data to CMS.

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Upcoming NAHC Training on Implementing the New Hospice Item Set

NAHC is offering the following webinar on IMPLEMENTING THE HIS at a single low rate of $125 per site – regardless of the number of participants you have in the room.

When: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Register Here to reserve your space.

Summary

This informative session will review each component of the HIS implementation, the details of each measure and what hospices should include in and collect from their records as well as explain the intersection of HIS and QAPI.  This webinar will also list operational and procedural steps that will streamline implementation and maintenance.

Objectives

  • Brief HQRP update
  • Describe details of the HIS measures and data that must be collected
  • Review the components of HIS implementation and the timeframes for data collection/submission
  • Identify effective approaches to meeting the organizational and staff related challenges specific to implementation
  • Explain the intersection of the HIS and the QAPI requirements
  • List tips for smooth implementation and reporting

Presenters

Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC
Hospice Operations
National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Theresa M. Forster
Vice President for Hospice Policy & Programs
National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Register Here to reserve your space.

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