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Rep. Walden Statement for the Congressional Record: “Recognizing the Important Work of Nurse Practitioners and Supporting Increased Access to Home Health”
2016 Hospice PEPPER Report Educational Training Set for April 28
For Your Information: NAHC Announces the March on Washington Conference
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Rep. Walden Statement for the Congressional Record: “Recognizing the Important Work of Nurse Practitioners and Supporting Increased Access to Home Health”

On Tuesday, March 22, United States Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR-2) submitted a statement for the Congressional Record expressing recognition for the important work of Nurse Practitioners and support for his legislation, the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 1342), which would increase access to home health services by allowing Nurse Practitioners and physician assistants to certify Medicare home health services. Rep. Walden recognized Nancy Cavanaugh, a pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Central Point, Oregon, as one of the many non-physician practitioners across the country who serve millions of patients “as their main source of care, especially in rural areas where a physician isn’t always readily available.”

“By easing administrative burdens and permitting nurse practitioners like Nancy to order and certify home health services, the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act would help deliver needed care to patients, especially in areas where access to health care is limited,” Rep. Walden said. “Oregon’s seniors should be able to receive this important care in a timely fashion, because no one should be forced to choose between receiving health care and remaining in his or her home.”

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2016 Hospice PEPPER Report Educational Training Set for April 28
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Annually the TMF Health Quality Institute issues a hospice-specific Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) that identifies areas where the provider may be vulnerable to potential improper payments.  The PEPPER includes statistics for “target areas” that compare the performance of the hospice with state, Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdiction, and national statistics.  As reported previously in NAHC Report, the 2016 Hospice PEPPER, which will include data from the fourth quarter for Fiscal Year 2015, is scheduled for release in mid-April and will include the following new target areas: 

  • Live Discharges - Revocations
  • Live Discharges with Length of Stay between 61 and 179 days
  • Claims with a Single Diagnosis Coded
  • No General Inpatient Care or Continuous Home 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.

Register and Book Your Hotel!

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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
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