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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2836, 2/2/2016
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Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Home Health Agencies Extended
Mileage Study Press Conference Highlights: Max Richtman on the Compassion and Dedication that Home Care and Hospice Nurses Provide to Seniors
For Your Information: NAHC Announces the March on Washington Conference
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Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Home Health Agencies Extended

CMS announced the  extension of  the temporary moratoria on the enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies (HHAs), subunits, and branch locations in specific locations within designated metropolitan areas in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and  Texas, to prevent and combat fraud, waste, and abuse. These moratoria also apply to the enrollment of home health agencies in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The extension went into effective January 29, 2016.

As noted earlier, CMS previously imposed moratoria on the enrollment of new HHAs in the Florida counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe; the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will; the Michigan counties of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne; and the Texas counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Collin, Fort Bend, Galveston, Dallas, Harris, Liberty, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Montgomery, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Waller. These moratoria became effective upon publication of the notice in the Federal Register on July 31, 2013 (78 FR 46339) and the moratoria document on February 4, 2014 (79 FR 6475), and were subsequently extended by documents published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2014 (79 FR 44702), February 2, 2015 (80 FR 5551), and July 28, 2015 (80 FR 44967).

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Mileage Study Press Conference Highlights: Max Richtman on the Compassion and Dedication that Home Care and Hospice Nurses Provide to Seniors

Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, as well as the Chair of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, in Washington, D.C. NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris introduced Richtman, saying they have known each other for a long time and that Richtman is someone who is extremely powerful in representing all of the senior groups. “I want to say publicly that there are few people in this world that I respect and admire more than Max Richtman,” Halamandaris said.

Richtman said it was an honor to participate in the event honoring “those dedicated and compassionate home care providers that care for our loved ones in our families. It is no small thing to recognize the challenges home care and hospice providers have to face.”

“We all know that most people that need this kind of care want to stay at home, and it’s less costly than providing care in a nursing home,” Richtman said. “It’s difficult to understand why there are so many obstacles to providing this kind of care. I’m here to join forces with Val and his team. Nobody has done more to knock down those obstacles than Val, his team, and his association. I’m honored to be here to be part of that effort.”

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NAHC Announces the March on Washington Conference
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, April 4–5, 2016

NAHC is hosting the 2016 March on Washington Conference in the splendid city of Washington, DC. Now is a critical point as we face new rules that could challenge our mission to serve America’s aged, disabled, and ill. Join us as we work to make home care and hospice the center of health care in our country.

The nation’s capital is the heart of legislative activity that affects home care and hospice. That makes it the perfect place to raise awareness of the vital work we do. Together, we can deliver a unified message to those who make the policies that shape our business. Take advantage of this chance to lobby your lawmakers, connect with colleagues, and attend educational sessions led by experts in our field.

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