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NAHC Opposes Proposed Home Health Copays and Inflation Update Cuts in President’s 2016 Budget
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Senator Mark Begich Joins NAHC Team

Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently announced that Mark Begich, former U.S. Senator from Alaska, has joined the leadership team at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).

"Senator Begich is one of the brightest, most creative and caring people that I have ever met," said Halamandaris.  "He has lived his life in accordance with very high values.  He has fought for the ill, elderly, and disabled persons all of his life. He has been a strong advocate of home care and hospice  and we are fortunate that he has chosen to give his considerable talents to fight for patients, families, caregivers, and providers."

Senator Begich will have the titles of Vice President for Policy and Development,  President of the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare and Dean of NAHC's Homecare University. While Senator Begich will play an integral role in crafting NAHC’s policy and legislative strategy, he will not participate in any direct lobbying of his former colleagues. Senate rules prohibit such activity by former members for two years.

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NAHC Opposes Proposed Home Health Copays and Inflation Update Cuts in President’s 2016 Budget

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) strongly opposes the Obama Administration’s proposed home health copayments and payment cuts that were included in the White House's recently released budget proposal. NAHC maintains that deficit reduction should not come in the form of a “sick tax” on the nation’s poorest, sickest, and most vulnerable individuals.

“Essential home health services are at risk,” said NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris. “Previously enacted changes will cut Medicare spending on home health services by more than $100 billion over ten years — while less than $20 billion is spent each year. As a result of these cuts, Medicare will pay home health agencies less than their costs, meaning that 56 percent of all Medicare home health agencies will be under water by 2017. Congress should therefore reject any additional cuts and any home health copay whether the reason is postponement or elimination of scheduled cuts in physician fees or deficit reduction.”

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2015 March on Washington Conference Conference Program Now Available
Conference and Hotel Registration is Now Open

The nation’s capital is the heart of legislative activity that affects home care and hospice. That makes it the perfect place to raise awareness of the vital work we do. Together, we can deliver a unified message to those who make the policies that shape our business. Take advantage of this chance to lobby your lawmakers, connect with colleagues, and attend educational sessions led by experts in our field.

Conference Program
You may view the conference program here.

Registration Information
You may register using the Online Registration or print the Downloadable Registration Form and fax it to the phone number on the form. You may also call 202-547-7424 and register by phone.

Hotel Information
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC
NAHC is hosting the 2015 March on Washington Conference in the splendid city of Washington, DC. Join us as we pursue a historic mission to make home care and hospice the center of health care in our country.

Standard room rate per night: $318.00 + tax (rate available until Friday, February 27, 2015)
To book hotel rooms online, click Online Reservations.
Number to call for room reservations: Toll Free: 1-877-212-5752

When making hotel reservations, please tell the agent that you are with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice March on Washington Room Block.

Director of Finance. VNA Care Network & Hospice, Inc., Southborough, MA

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer the Director of Finance will oversee and actively participate in the accounting, budgeting, cost reporting, accounts payable, billing and cash flow systems of the Network and affiliates. BS Accounting required, MBA and CPA preferred. Minimum 4  years of experience in Home Health financial management and experience in personal computer spreadsheet applications.

Please forward your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Ann Bohac, HR Recruiter VNA Care Network & Hospice at or visit our website at


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