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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2648, 4/21/2015
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CMS Issues Hospice Quality Updates
NAHC Thanks Congressional Members for Establishing the Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus
For Your Information: NAHC Releases Educational Program Offerings for the 2015 Annual Meeting
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CMS Issues Hospice Quality Updates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updates related to both components of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)—the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS).  Of particular note are the issuance of three new CASPER reports for the HIS, and, relative to the CAHPS hospice survey, a reminder that hospices must complete and submit the CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form by May 1, a CAHPS Hospice Survey FACT Sheet, and updates to the FAQ page. See below for further details and links to these items.

HIS

CASPER Reporting User’s Manual

Two sections of the CASPER Reporting User’s Manual were updated:

  • Cover and Table of Contents – the three new reports display in the table of contents for Section 3.
  • Section 3 - Hospice Provider Reports contains detailed information about the new reports.

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NAHC Thanks Congressional Members for Establishing the Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), along with 68 other organizations supporting caregivers, sent a letter today thanking Members of Congress for their efforts in launching the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus.  As NAHC previously reported, four Members of Congress—Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator Michael Bennet, Representative Diane Black, and Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham—announced in March they had established the caucus. 

In the letter sent today, NAHC and the other stakeholders praised the formation of the caucus, saying it would increase awareness about the important role of caregivers and help achieve solutions to the issues caregivers face.

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NAHC Releases Educational Program Offerings for the 2015 Annual Meeting
Registration and Hotels will be available by June 1st!

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has posted 90 educational offerings for the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting, which will take place October 29-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Individuals who attend the 2015 Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 Continuing Education credits in-person through the general session and pre-conference opportunities, as well as many more additional credits through programs that will be made available online.

“This is the greatest home care and hospice show on earth,” said NAHC President Val. J. Halamandaris. “These educational programs are as valuable and high-caliber as they are rewarding and convenient for our members.  With each program having a title that begins with ‘how to,’ we will offer comprehensive and precise information that participants can implement immediately upon returning to their workplace.  There is nowhere else you can go to get so much information on home care and hospice.”

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