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NAHC Announces CMS Officials to Speak at March on Washington Conference
NAHC Meets With Congressional Offices to Build Support for Key Legislation Allowing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Certify Medicare Home Health Services
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NAHC Announces CMS Officials to Speak at March on Washington Conference

Two leading officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will speak at the 2016 March on Washington Conference regarding the outlook on Medicaid and Medicare home health and hospice policy, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced today. The two officials are Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator & Director of the Center for Medicare at CMS; and Mike Nardone, Director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at CMS. Mr. Cavanaugh will speak on the morning and Mr. Nardone will speak on the afternoon of Monday, April 4. The March on Washington Conference will take place April 3 – 5 in Washington, D.C.

Sean Cavanaugh will address attendees regarding the outlook on Medicare home health and hospice policy. He will address how CMS views home health services in the overall Medicare program and the expected direction of its policies that impact home health services. This policy direction includes the existing home health benefit along with activities in other health care sectors that would affect home health care delivery and operations. Mr. Cavanaugh will also provide an in-depth look at the direction of recent Medicare hospice policy and the prospects for additional changes over the coming years that may affect hospice operations, care delivery, and financial viability. A particular emphasis will be placed on federal efforts to oversee hospice utilization, concerns related to hospice patterns of care delivery, and payment model reforms.

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NAHC Meets With Congressional Offices to Build Support for Key Legislation Allowing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Certify Medicare Home Health Services

In the past two weeks, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has met with 12 Congressional offices specifically regarding the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 578/H.R. 1342), key legislation that would allow Nurse Practitioners and physician assistants to certify Medicare home health services. Through an ongoing effort by NAHC and the home care community at-large over the past year, the legislation currently has 46 cosponsors in the U.S. Senate and 178 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, with strong representation from both sides of the party aisle.

Here are some of NAHC’s most recent meetings with Congressional offices during the weeks of March 7-11 and March 14-18:

NAHC Meetings - Week of March 14-18:

  • Stephanie Katz, staff for Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-4-WA)
  • Geoff Hempelmann, staff for Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-3-WV)
  • Lindsay Yates, staff for Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6-VA)

NAHC Meetings - Week of March 7-11:

  • Scott Reber, staff for Rep. Mia B. Love (R-4-UT)
  • Chris Griswold, staff for Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R-3-NJ)
  • Bryan McVae, staff for Rep. Martha McSally (R-2-AZ)
  • Colin Carr, staff for Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-11-GA)
  • Matt Haskins, staff for Rep. Will Hurd (R-23-TX)
  • Caleb Krautter, staff for Rep. Steve Russell (R-5-OK)
  • Jason Grassie, staff for Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK-03)
  • Isaac Woodward, staff for Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-6-WI)
  • Shaun Sahlhoff, staff for Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-4-NV)

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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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Executive Director of Home Care & Hospice

Hi-Desert Home Health & Hospice   
Tenet Healthcare

Will oversee 2 facilities just outside of Palm Springs, CA. Responsible for all aspects of operations, financial management, quality initiatives and regulatory compliance:

  • Annual budgeting and other financial metrics
    Oversees all marketing initiatives and ensures consistent branding
  • Creates a culture that is committed to employee engagement & satisfaction
  • Ensures that clinical care is of the highest level and supported by evidence-based research
  • Creates a system that supports recruitment, orientation and retention of high-performing personnel
  • Integrates care coordination processes with local hospitals, physician groups and negotiates contracts and agreements
  • Assures compliance with federal and state regulations, accrediting bodies and all other applicable standards
  • Prepares Annual Report on organizational goals and accomplishments. Holds the Professional Advisory Committee meeting to share results of the report
  • Liaison to the Governing Body and attends meetings as requested by the Governing Body

Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.  5 years of progressive health care management experience, preferably in a home health or hospice. Successful record of leading complex organizations, financial acumen, specifically with regards to home health regulatory requirements. Hospital -based Home Care preferred.

Contact: 469.893.6740
Apply online: https://jobs.tenethealth.com/search-jobs/1605001873

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