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NAHC Report: Issue# 2500, 9/3/2014
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Annual Update to Home Health Consolidated Billing
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HCTAA Becomes a Partner Organization for National Health IT Week

NAHC’s affiliate organization, the Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA) has become a Partner organization for National Health IT Week. National Health IT Week – held this year September 15-19 - is an independent, virtual awareness week marked by individual Partner-driven events.

There are many resources available for organizations to participate in National Health IT Week and raise awareness on the importance of using health IT in the home setting. A toolkit is available here for ideas and inspiration on how organizations and individuals can show your support for National Health IT Week 2014

Some of the most popular toolkit ideas from past National Health IT Weeks include:

  • Develop a NHIT Week social media strategy. To help get the word out about NHIT Week, use your existing social media outlets, or establish new ones. Post a blog, tweet about #NHITweek, and highlight NHIT Week on your existing Facebook account, website, and other digital media outlets.

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Annual Update to Home Health Consolidated Billing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued their annual update of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes used for home health (HH) consolidated billing through Change Request 8893.

HCPC codes A4459 (Manual Pump Enema System, Includes Balloon, Catheter and All Accessories, Reusable, Any Type) will be added to the consolidated billing list, effective January 1, 2015. CMS has added code A4459 due to its similarity to HCPCS code A4458 (reusable enema bag), which has been part of HH consolidated billing since 2003.

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Hospice Educational Sessions at NAHC’s Annual Meeting
Pre-Conference on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at NAHC’s Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting features track-specific educational sessions, informative round table discussions and much, much more. Below are some of the sessions included in this year’s Hospice Track:

  • How to Ensure Compliance, Program Integrity, and More
  • How to Develop and Grow Successful Palliative Care Programs
  • How to Meet the Financial and and Data Requirements of The New Hospice Report
  • How to Prepare for Hospice Payment Reform: Where it Stands and How Hospices Can Prepare

Visit the NAHC website for full descriptions and to register for this year’s Annual Meeting & Exposition.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Strong Home Care Group, Inc. (SHCG) is the sole member of the certified agency Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. (VNS) and of the licensed agency Signature Care (VNSC). In turn, VNS is the sole member of the licensed agency Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (FLVNS) and the licensed agency Finger Lakes Home Care, Inc. (FLHC). The combined agencies serve seven (7) counties  

Job Description:  Strong Home Care Group, Inc. seeks a dynamic, strategic, and visionary leader for the five corporations.  The President and CEO is accountable for assuring that home and community-based services meet the strategic needs of UR Medicine and aspire to set national benchmarks for patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost efficiency. 


  • Master’s degree in a health-related or business field. Must have 5-10 years of progressive experience in leadership management. 
  • Experience within a health system and/or academic medical center.
  • Demonstrated success as a visionary thinker with the ability to plan for the future and to execute action plans.
  • Expert knowledge of the home care and health industry. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory and The Joint Commission accreditation requirements.

Qualified candidates please send resume to:

Human Resources
2180 Empire Blvd.
Webster, NY 14580

Fax: 585-787-8369


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