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2016 Hospice PEPPER Now Available
NAHC Presents Private Duty Home Care Legislative Priorities at March on Washington
For Your Information:The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice
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2016 Hospice PEPPER Now Available
Reminder: 2016 Hospice PEPPER Report Educational Training Set for April 28

The TMF Health Quality Institute has issued its annual 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. Reminder: training related to the new PEPPER will be held on April 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern. For more information about the training, see below or previous NAHC Report article here.  

As reported previously in NAHC Report, the 2016 Hospice PEPPER includes data from the fourth quarter for Fiscal Year 2015 and 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 Presents Private Duty Home Care Legislative Priorities at March on Washington

A panel of policy experts at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) 2016 March on Washington detailed the top legislative issues related to private duty home care for advocates to discuss with Congress during their time in Washington. Patricia Drea, Chairman of the Private Duty Home Care Association, a NAHC affiliate, said that private duty agencies are facing a variety of new challenges. “There have been so many changes in the last couple years,” she said, noting the companionship exemption going away in 2015 as well as changes to the “white collar” exemption.

“I would suggest that you need—all of us, know matter how small your agency—you need an attorney that is an expert in wage and hour, because there are things that will come along that you will not know the answer to,” she said. “You must have access to expert guidance.”

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The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice
July 10-12, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice

View the Conference Program Here

Register for the
Conference Here

Book Your Hotel Here

NAHC’s Financial Management Conference & Exposition is the premier event for financial managers in home care and hospice. By bringing together the industry's top financial and legal experts, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and its affiliate, the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA), provide attendees with opportunities to advance their understanding of financial management techniques and business strategies in home care and hospice.

For over 20 years, NAHC and HHFMA have empowered people with groundbreaking news, education, networking opportunities, research, and resources.

NAHC and HHFMA members can register for the conference for just $750 through June 17; non-members pay $1,025. Pre-conferences are $250 for members and $350 for non-members.

Educational Opportunities

The Financial Management Conference offers three intensive pre-conferences and 20 education sessions focussed across four tracks – home health, hospice, leadership, and care innovations – as well as three general sessions that provide an overview of the latest developments in health care reform and their impact on home health and hospice.

Click here for a complete schedule of educational offerings.

Exhibit Hall

Every year, more than 75 vendors showcase innovative technology, software, business consulting, and other products and services. Financial firms, staffing and legal consultants, product specialists, marketing mavens, and training and compliance companies are there to help you keep up with the aggressive pace of health care reform, eliminate redundancies, and streamline your operations.

To learn more about exhibiting at the Financial Management Conference, click here.

Hotel Information

The 2016 Financial Management Conference is being held at the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. NAHC has secured a special room rate of $130 per night for this conference: 
 
Click here and book your room online.

To make your hotel reservation by phone, call 702-797-7625 or 866-767-7773 and use the code RCINAHC to receive the NAHC discounted rate.

A limited number of rooms are available in our room block until June 17, 2016, so book your room now.

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

www.tenethealth.com


Administrator/Director – Baptist Home Health Network

Baptist Health, Little Rock, AR

Come and work for the largest healthcare system in Arkansas.  Baptist Health is looking to hire an administrator/director for our Home Health and Hospice.   Responsible for all aspects of operations, financial management, quality initiatives and regulatory compliance.  Assures stewardship of resources provided to support staff’s ability to be successful in their role.

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:  501-202-2979

Email resumeJoni.Stephenson@baptist-health.org

Apply onlinewww.baptist-health.com/jobs

 

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