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NAHC Report: Issue# 2508, 9/16/2014
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Employer Mandate Bill gets Several More Coponsors
More Cosponsors Support Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
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Employer Mandate Bill gets Several More Coponsors
Several more Representatives have signed on as cosponsors, but more advocacy is needed to recruit more cosponsors before bill can get a vote

A bill that was introduced by Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT), H.R. 5098, has attracted the support of six more Representatives. Previously, NAHC Report highlighted that Mr. Daines’ bill counted Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), the highly influential Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as one of its sponsors. The full list of H.R. 5098’s current cosponsors is below.

  • Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Luke Messer (R-IN)
  • Joseph Pitts (R-PA)
  • Trent Franks (R-AZ)
  • James Lankford (R-OK)
  • Walter Jones (R-NC)
  • Cynthia Lummis (R-WT)
  • Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
  • Keith Rothfus (R-PA)
  • Mike Kelly (R-PA)

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More Cosponsors Support Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
Bills support now numbers 154 Representatives and 24 Senators

The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2013, H.R. 2504, introduced by Representatives Greg Walden (R-OR) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) in the House, and S. 1332, introduced Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Senate, now has 154 and 24 cosponsors, respectively. The bipartisan bill will allow physician assistants (PA), nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives to order home health services for Medicare beneficiaries.

NAHC strongly supports this legislation, and encourages all of its members to contact their lawmakers and urge them to become cosponsors.

Currently, Medicare recognizes PAs, NPs, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives as authorized providers who are able to perform many services for Medicare beneficiaries, including ordering nursing home care and prescribing medicine. However, they are not able to order less costly and less intrusive home health care services. Even in states such as Oregon that have explicitly expanded their laws to allow other medical providers to order home care, Medicare will still not certify payment for these services until a physician signs the order.

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Join Ric Edelman at NAHC»s Annual Meeting &Exposition for a Free “Mind Over Money” Seminar for Caregivers
Session being held 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.
 
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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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