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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2761, 10/2/2015
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Counting the 60-Day Time Period for Medical Review
New HHS Disaster Preparedness Resource System Available
For Your Information: Reminder: Complete Important NAHC Survey on the Role of Non-Physician Practitioners in Home Care
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Counting the 60-Day Time Period for Medical Review

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request (CR) 9323 which provides instructions on counting the 60-day time period for review of claims.

The Medicare Administrative Contractors have been instructed to make a review determination, and mail the review results notification letter to the provider within 60 calendar days of receiving the requested documentation, provided the documentation is received within 45 calendar days of the date of the addition documentation request (ADR).

For claims associated with any referrals to the ZPIC for program integrity investigation, MACs shall stop counting the 60-day time period on the date the referral is made. The 60-day time period will be restarted on the date the MAC received requested input from the ZPIC or is notified by the ZPIC that the referral has been declined.

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New HHS Disaster Preparedness Resource System Available

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has launched the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) to support health professionals and improve disaster preparedness. According to ASPR, it is “the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters.” TRACIE features:

  • technical resources searchable by keyword;
  • access via phone and online to specialists for one-one support;
  • just-in-time recommendations; and information exchange via a peer-to-peer discussion board.

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Reminder: Complete Important NAHC Survey on the Role of Non-Physician Practitioners in Home Care

As previously indicated, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has developed a survey on the role of non-physician practitioners (NPPs) in home care in an effort to strengthen advocacy efforts to gain authority for NPPs to certify Medicare home health services. NAHC requests that all home health agencies take a few moments to complete this quick survey. Legislation is currently advancing in the Congress that would remove the limitation on the authority of the NPP role in Medicare home health services.

Click here for the full NAHC Report article, which provides more information including a link to the survey.

Assistant Vice President, Home Health/Hospice – Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Vice President, Home Health/Hospice executes direct administration of the Penn Highlands Healthcare System Home Health and Hospice departments as evidenced by achieving results in clinical quality, service excellence, human resources management and financial management. The Assistant Vice President assists in developing and implementing a strategic plan for the growth and development of the System's home health and hospice services.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, or related field required; Masters Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • System management experience preferred.
  • Five years home health/hospice nursing experience required;
  • Two years management experience in home health/hospice setting required.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and collaboration skills with physician and all other members of the health care team
  • Progressive and successful work history
  • Specialty certification preferred

Penn Highlands DuBois is the best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PHD is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

ANY INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST APPLY ON OUR CAREER WEBSITE AT:
https://external-drmc.icims.com/jobs/

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

 

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