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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2605, 2/17/2015
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Recent Updates to the CAHPS Hospice Survey
Home Care Technology Association of America Helps Develop Comments on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
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Recent Updates to the CAHPS Hospice Survey

NAHC and its affiliate the Hospice Association of America (HAA) wanted to share that the following two updates, which were recently posted to the CAHPS website regarding the hospice CAHPS survey - Updates to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document and the FAQs.  More detail on the updates is below.

At this point in time, hospices should be contracting with a vendor to complete a dry run of the Hospice CAHPS survey process.  The dry run must be completed in at least one of the first three months of 2015 - January, February and/or March.

Updates have been made to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document. The updates were made on February 13, 2015.

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Home Care Technology Association of America Helps Develop Comments on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

NAHC’s affiliate, the Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA), recently helped develop formal comments for the Long Term and Post Acute Care Health IT Collaborative in response to the Federal Government’s Health IT strategy for 2015 – 2020. HCTAA is a member of the organization, and served to make sure that the home care and hospice community’s voice was reflected in the comments that were ultimately submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The comments state that:

“The LTPAC Health IT Collaborative agrees with the laudable goals outlined in the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan and appreciate HHS’s ongoing efforts to drive wide-spread adoption and use of health IT that will benefit the individual and society alike…

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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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