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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2849, 2/23/2016
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Stakeholder Comments on Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Policy Options Made Available
ONC Releases Practical Examples of Permitted Health Information Exchange under HIPPA
For Your Information: NAHC Announces the March on Washington Conference
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Stakeholder Comments on Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Policy Options Made Available

As previously reported, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee regarding the Chronic Care Working Group’s “Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document.” Previous NAHC Report articles summarizing NAHC’s comments are available here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

As reported in the December 29, 2015, edition of NAHC Report (available here), the Senate Finance Committee released the policy options document in December 2015 after announcing the creation of the Working Group in June 2015. NAHC has been actively engaged in discussions with the Committee on this important issue; for previous coverage of some of NAHC’s activities in this area, please go here, here, and here.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), along with Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA), co-chairs of the Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group, have released all of the stakeholder comments on the working group’s policy options paper.

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ONC Releases Practical Examples of Permitted Health Information Exchange under HIPPA

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released two fact sheets summarizing permitted electronic health information exchange for treatment and health care operations.

In addition as a follow-up to the release of the fact sheets, ONC released the following brief, which provides practical examples of exchange for treatment and health care operations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  (HIPAA).

Example 1: Care Coordination – 45 CFR 164.506(c)(2)

A hospital is preparing to discharge a patient who will need ongoing, facility-based care. The inpatient facility needs to identify a rehabilitation facility to accept the patient. Prospective facilities will need Protected Health Information (PHI) about the patient to determine whether they can provide the right care.

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NAHC Announces the March on Washington Conference
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, April 3–5, 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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