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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2852, 2/26/2016
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CMS to Convene TEPs for Medicaid Quality Measures and the Home Health Star Rating System
NAHC to Broadcast Live Web Event: The Medicare Chronic Joint Replacement Program (CJR) — How Does It Affect Home Health Agencies?
For Your Information: NAHC Announces the March on Washington Conference
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CMS to Convene TEPs for Medicaid Quality Measures and the Home Health Star Rating System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced several Technical Expert Panels (TEPs) that are of interest to home health agencies. Two of the TEPs are for the development of quality measures for Medicaid beneficiaries.

One TEP will provide feedback on the development and implementation of standardized quality measures that can support health care delivery reform efforts across CMS’s programs that serve Medicare-Medicaid enrollees (also known as dual eligible beneficiaries).

The second TEP will focus on Measures for Medicaid beneficiaries with Substance Use Disorders (SUD), Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs & High Needs (BCN), and Physical and Mental Health Integration (PMH) TEP. The aim is to fill gaps in quality measures for Medicaid beneficiaries with substance use disorders, physical-mental health integration needs, behavioral health conditions, including mental illness, or other complex conditions that lead to high use of emergency room visits, and hospital admissions, or readmissions.  

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NAHC to Broadcast Live Web Event: The Medicare Chronic Joint Replacement Program (CJR) — How Does It Affect Home Health Agencies?
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern

Starting April 1, 2016, the Medicare program institutes a gainsharing/risk payment model focused on complete hip and knee joint replacements performed in almost 800 hospitals in 67 service areas throughout the country. This new model affects all care provided to such patients for 90 days post-surgery, including home health services. If the total cost of care during this 90 day period is lower than the target rate established by CMS, the hospital will have the opportunity to share in the savings provided that the care meets certain quality metrics. However, beginning in the second year of the program, if the cost of care exceeds the target price, CMS will recoup the excess amount up to a certain level. The CJR program will be in effect for five years.

Are you ready for the latest health care delivery and payment innovation coming out of Medicare? The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will broadcast a Home Care & Hospice TV Network Live Web Event from 1-2 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 9.

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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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