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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2632, 3/27/2015
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Home Health PEPPER Update Session Scheduled

As previously reported, TMF Health Quality Institute is developing a new Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for Home Health Agencies (HHA). It will be available in July 2015.

TMF Health Quality Institute provided the following details regarding a PEPPER update session on April 30:

When: Thursday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time

What: A WebEx presented by Kimberly Hrehor with TMF Health Quality Institute

Topic: An update on what is new/changed in the Q4FY14 PEPPER for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-term (LT) Acute Care Hospitals, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) and Hospices, and a preview of the Home Health Agency PEPPER (coming in July 2015).

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House Members Speak at March on Washington Breakfast

Five U.S. Representatives—Lois Capps (D-CA-24), Jim McGovern (D-MA-02), Diane Black (R-TN-06), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07), and Jim Langevin (D-RI-02)—spoke about their commitment to community- and home-based care on Wednesday, March 25, during a House Breakfast with home care and hospice providers. The House Breakfast was part of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 2015 March on Washington Conference. On Tuesday and Wednesday, home care and hospice providers from across the country participating in the conference met with their members of Congress to advocate for policy priorities.

Like the Senators at the Senate Breakfast the day before, the Representatives told personal stories that illustrated the importance of home care and hospice. They argued against unnecessary regulations that limit access to care and against proposals to cut payments to home care and hospice providers.

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NAHC’s Legislative Hotsheets Now Available
Hotsheets serve as an important tool to quickly learn about the most important issues affecting the home care and hospice community

NAHC’s Office of Legislative Affairs recently released the Legislative Hotsheets for 2015. The Hotsheets will be used by home care and hospice advocates during the March on Washington. They are designed to help advocates prepare for legislative visits and can also be used as handouts during this year’s March.

They also serve as good primers on the most pressing current issues for the home care and hospice community.

The Legislative Hotsheets are:

Medicare

Medicaid

Hospice

Private Pay

Technology

To learn more about the March on Washington, and to register to attend, please click here.  
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