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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2859, 3/8/2016
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House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Members Comment on Incentivizing Home and Community-Based Services in Long-Term Care Financing and Delivery
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Register for 2016 March on Washington Conference!
Educate Lawmakers, and Hear from Prominent Senate Champions, Top CMS Officials; April 3 – April 5 in Washington, D.C.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will join together on April 3 – April 5, 2016, for NAHC’s 2016 March on Washington Conference in Washington, D.C. Attendees will have the opportunity to urge members of Congress to take action on NAHC’s legislative priorities, such as allowing non-physician practitioners to certify home health plans of care, ensuring the availability of home care and hospice personnel to meet the growing needs of the Baby Boomer generation, ensuring adequate reimbursement for and access to Medicare home health services, ensuring the availability of hospice and palliative care for all near the end of life, and protecting and expanding access to home and community-based services under Medicaid.

The March on Washington will bring together some of the leading voices in Congress that have supported the home care and hospice community in recent years. A group of prominent Senators will appear at a special Senate Breakfast on Tuesday, April 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. NAHC members are encouraged to come hear their perspectives on the 2016 legislative agenda, receive guidance on how home care and hospice providers can more effectively advocate for their patients and employees, and show appreciation to these champions who have worked so hard for seniors and the home care and hospice community.

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House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Members Comment on Incentivizing Home and Community-Based Services in Long-Term Care Financing and Delivery

On March 1, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing titled “Examining the Financing and Delivery of Long-Term Care in the U.S.” A statement by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) was submitted for the hearing record recommending that Congress enact a comprehensive, high quality home- and community-based long-term care program (see previous NAHC Report article here).

During the hearing, Representatives discussed the existing problems with individuals facing gaps in long-term care coverage, and that those problems will only increase with the growing aging population. Several Representatives expressed a desire to address issues related to improving long-term care financing and delivery through incentives for the use of home- and community-based services rather than institutional care. Recommendations included simplifying the existing waivers to make it less burdensome for states to expand the availability of Medicaid home- and community-based services, as well as encouraging individuals to enroll in private long-term care insurance, establishing a federal catastrophic plan, and pursuing Medicaid integrity measures.

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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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