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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2603, 2/11/2015
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NAHC Completes its 2015 Legislative Blueprint
Ohio Governor’s Budget Would Shift Home-Health Care to Agencies, Away from Independent Providers
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NAHC Completes its 2015 Legislative Blueprint

Each year the policy staff of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) develops its Legislative Blueprint for the coming year. The process of compiling the 2015 Legislative Blueprint for Action has been completed. Subsequently, NAHC’s Legislative Blueprint has been approved by the NAHC Board.

NAHC’s policy staff sought input from the organization’s Membership and affiliated organizations to help develop these blueprints, which lay out the action plan and basis for advocacy efforts for the coming year. Throughout the year as issues develop, NAHC gathers additional ideas for these agendas from members, state association affiliates, advisory committees, and the NAHC Board of Directors.

With potential big changes on the legislative and regulatory horizon for this year on Capitol Hill, NAHC is planning ahead as always with strategies to protect the continued viability of home care and hospice.

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Ohio Governor’s Budget Would Shift Home-Health Care to Agencies, Away from Independent Providers
Article in The Republic looks at the how home health may be affected by the Governor’s proposal

Certain Ohioans with disabilities or chronic conditions who get care at home through Medicaid could see a change in who helps them bathe, get dressed and tend to their basic needs. A proposal in Republican Gov. John Kasich's two-year state budget would direct the state to accept billings for such Medicaid services from certified home-health care agencies, not independent health aides, nurses or other providers.

Currently, about 16,000 individuals in Ohio receive help from more than 13,000 independent workers who would have to make other arrangements, either through a home health agency or by applying to become the providers' employer.

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Advocacy in your Pocket: The Ins, Outs & Power of NAHC’s New Legislative Action Center

NAHC’s new Legislative Action Center combines the power to reach decision makers via their social networks with the convenience of taking action right from your smart phone or tablet. With close to 100% of Congress on Facebook and Twitter, home care and hospice advocates can extend their reach and scope like never before.  Traditional email messages, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and live phone calls are all available in one easy to navigate, interactive platform. Learn how easy it is to become an even more engaged and passionate advocate at the push of a button.

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.

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