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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2764, 10/7/2015
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Update on Legislative Efforts to Reform the Home Health Face-to-Face Documentation Requirement
NAHC and HCTAA Celebrate Health IT Accomplishments for National Health IT Week
For Your Information: Reminder: Complete Important NAHC Survey on the Role of Non-Physician Practitioners in Home Care
Job Corner: Assistant Vice President, Home Health/Hospice – Full Time
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Update on Legislative Efforts to Reform the Home Health Face-to-Face Documentation Requirement

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) continues its efforts to advance legislation in the United States Congress to reform the Medicare home health face-to-face documentation requirement. Champions in both the U.S. House and Senate are pursuing bicameral, bipartisan legislation that reforms the face-to-face documentation requirement so as to address the burdensome paperwork requirements and the problems that have resulted for Medicare providers and beneficiaries. Most recently, Congress Greg Walden (R-OR) announced draft legislation, which was the subject of a hearing before the Energy & Commerce Committee on October 1 (see previous NAHC Report article here), and earlier this year, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation, on which they continue working to modify and improve (see previous NAHC Report article here).

In support of advancing a legislative remedy in Congress, NAHC continues to work with Congressman Walden and Senators Menendez and Roberts to refine their bills so that the bills adequately address the paperwork burdens and the problems that have resulted, including wrongfully denied claims. The lawmakers intend to coordinate their legislative efforts in order to ensure they are bicameral, as well as bipartisan. The Senate bill already has bipartisan cosponsors in Senators Menendez and Roberts, and Congressman Walden has reached out to several colleagues on the House Energy & Commerce and Ways and Means Committees to enlist bipartisan original cosponsors.

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NAHC and HCTAA Celebrate Health IT Accomplishments for National Health IT Week

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) along with its affiliated Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA)—as partners in the advancement of health information technology to help improve the delivery of healthcare in the home—is a proud partner in National Health IT Week. National Health IT Week is the premier event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare.

Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative. The Week consists of events in Washington DC and across the country, including National Health IT Week participants—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups—all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.

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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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