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NAHC Report: Issue# 2504, 9/10/2014
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Employer Mandate Bill Gets Powerful Cosponsor
Home Care Visits Helps to Reduce Short-Term Hospital Readmissions
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Employer Mandate Bill Gets Powerful Cosponsor
More advocacy needed to recruit more cosponsors before bill can get a vote

Congressman Daines reports that Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) has signed on as a cosponsor of H.R. 5098.  Rep. Pitts is the highly influential Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  This is good news but there are only four cosponsors thus far on this bill (Daines (R-MT), Pitts (R-PA), Luke Messer (R-IN), and Trent Franks (R-AZ)).  As NAHC has indicated in previous action alerts on H.R. 5098, Congressman Daines was told by House leadership that he would get a vote on his bill if he gets 40 cosponsors. 

The employer mandate is scheduled to go into effect on January 1 of 2015, just a few months away.  To obtain a delay in implementing this requirement, it is imperative that NAHC members accelerate their efforts of getting more cosponsors for H.R. 5098. 

The message NAHC wants its members to convey is that Medicaid and Medicare home care employers are unique in that, unlike other employment sectors that employ low-wage workers without health insurance, they cannot simply raise the price of their services to accommodate new costs that are beyond their control. 

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Home Care Visits Helps to Reduce Short-Term Hospital Readmissions
New Study from Health Affairs find transitional care interventions help reduce hospital readmissions 31 to 365 days after discharge

A new study in Health Affairs found that transitional care interventions, which aim to improve care transitions from hospital to home, help reduce hospital readmissions 31 to 365 days after discharge for adults with chronic illnesses, according to a report in Home Health Care News.

The study’s authors found, however, that only high-intensity interventions — including the need for home care visits — seemed to be effective in reducing short-term readmissions for chronically ill patients.

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Join Ric Edelman at NAHC’s Annual Meeting & Exposition for a Free “Mind Over Money” Seminar for Caregivers
Monday, October 20th at 2:30pm

Join award-winning Financial Advisor Ric Edelman for his free special seminar, “Mind Over Money”, at the NAHC Annual Meeting and Exposition. The seminar will teach caregivers how to improve your financial decision-making.

Are you careful or impulsive? Confident or anxious? Do you favor safety or risk? Now, medical science and academic research reveals why we make so many mistakes with our every-day financial decisions – from choosing investments to buying clothes on sale.

In this fun and informative session, Ric reveals why we handle money the way we do and shows you how to make better financial decisions in the future.

To register for the free “Mind Over Money” Seminar, click here.

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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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

vnsrecruitment@vnsnet.com

www.vnsnet.com

 

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