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NAHC Report: Issue# 2450, 6/16/2014
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NAHC’s Affiliate Home Care Technology Association of America Submits Comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee
Comments Close on Updates to Life Safety Code for Hospice Inpatient Facilities, Other Providers
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NAHC’s Affiliate Home Care Technology Association of America Submits Comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee

The Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA) – a NAHC affiliate – recently submitted comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee outlining HCTAA’s position on a number of health IT-related issues. Specifically, the comments focus on, “how technology can be harnessed to advance our nation’s health care system and help patients.”

HCTAA stated in its comments that the organization is devoted to,  “advocate[ing]” for greater use of remote patient monitoring and telehealth technologies because their potential for cost savings and increased efficiencies have greatly enhanced the delivery of post-acute care when deploed in the home. We believe that technology plays a critical role in enabling the shift toward value-based care models and agree that realizing the promise of 21st century technologies will improve the lives of Americans.”

HCTAA’s comments provide some background information on the need to adopted health IT products – such as remote patient monitoring – in the home setting, and also provides Committee Members with specific proposals that would help improve adoption of such technologies.

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Comments Close on Updates to Life Safety Code for Hospice Inpatient Facilities, Other Providers

Hospices providing inpatient care directly in a hospice inpatient facility must abide by the requirements of the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code that are applicable to nursing homes.  In April of this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes that would update the applicable version of the Life Safety Code to the 2012 edition.  A summary of the changes was outlined in NAHC Report on April 18, 2014. 

NAHC and HAA submitted a statement supporting the update.  Many hospices providing inpatient care directly already observe most if not all of the 2012 updates.   Chapters 7, 8, 12 and 13 of the 2012 edition do not apply to hospice.

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Discount for Advance Registration Ends June 20 for the Financial Management Conference & Exposition

REGISTER TODAY to get the Early Bird Rate of $675 for NAHC Members. On June 20, the rate increases to $725.

You can also save on your hotel accommodations by staying at NAHC's official host hotel, the Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL. Book your hotel room by July 6 to secure the discounted NAHC room rate of $239.00.

As always, the conference will provide the latest in financial management strategy and practical ideas. Take advantage of this chance to hear from industry leaders about how you can increase cost efficiency and enhance revenue. You’ll come away with ideas you can put into practice right away when you return home.

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