NAHC is Hosting a Free Teleconference on the Proposed Changes in the Home Health Conditions of Participation
Teleconference, presented by NAHC Staff, is being held Thursday, October 9 from 12.00pm – 1.00pm EST
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice is hosting a free teleconference, How to Understand What the Proposed Changes in the Home Health Conditions of Participation Mean to You?
The teleconference is being held tomorrow, Thursday, October 9 from 12.00pm – 1.00pm EST.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is presenting this teleconference for its members. Teleconference faculty includes: Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC President; Mary Carr, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs; and, Bill Dombi, Vice President for Law.
Earlier this week, President Obama signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act of 2014). Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC President participated in the ceremony at the White House.
Following the bill signing, President Obama and officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new conditions that home health care providers must meet to participate in Medicare. Once the proposed rule is posted, home health agencies will have 60 days to submit comments.
Home health agencies must meet the Medicare HH CoPs in order to participate in the Medicare program. Agencies that fail to meet any of the HH CoPs are at risk, at a minimum, for the imposition of a number of sanctions and potentially at risk for program termination.
Although CMS has made several significant revisions to the HH CoPs through out the years, many of the current CoPs have remained unchanged since their inception. In 1997, CMS attempted to revise the HH CoPs with a proposed rule that focused on patient-centered outcome oriented quality standards. However, since CMS did not publish a final rule within the required three years time frame, a new proposed rule must be issued.
This teleconference will provide you with an overview of the proposed changes in the regulation and related key issues.
TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN LINE
Please send an email to Cheryl Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org). The first 500 to email will participate, members will be given priority. The call-in number is 1-800-243-6403; the conference code will be emailed prior to the call.
QUESTIONS: We encourage advance submission of questions from participants on the related subject or submission while the teleconference is live on the date of the broadcast. Should your question(s) not be addressed in the call due to time constraints, we will highlight in NAHC Report. Send questions to Barbara Woolley at email@example.com.