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Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Provider Training Webinar for Health Care Providers — May 10, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST
NAHC Web Event: CMS’ Proposed FY2017 Hospice Payment Rule — Implications for the Hospice Industry
For Your Information:The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice
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Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Provider Training Webinar for Health Care Providers — May 10, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST
Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Provider Training Webinar. This webinar is intended for providers who submit data for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The intent of the webinar is to support providers in complying with data collection and submission requirements associated with the HQRP. Beginning January 1, 2016, providers are required to submit at least 70 percent of all Hospice Item Set (HIS) records within 30 days of the event date and meet Hospice Consumer Assessment of  Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®)reporting requirements. Failure to meet these requirements will negatively impact the provider’s annual payment update (APU).

This interactive webinar will detail HQRP submission requirements including the HIS-related and Hospice CAHPS requirements, provide useful insights into how to download and use the Hospice Final Validation Reports and other Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) available to providers, and assist providers in understanding how to interpret error messages and correct errors. It will also include a live demonstration of the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system and the opportunity for participants to ask questions.

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NAHC Web Event: CMS’ Proposed FY2017 Hospice Payment Rule — Implications for the Hospice Industry
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule governing FY2017 hospice payment and related policy changes, which include CMS’ proposed next steps in the evolution of its Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) and its plans for public reporting of hospice quality data. NAHC is hosting a web event regarding the proposed rule. During the program, NAHC experts will provide in-depth details of the changes and analysis of the potential impact of these changes on hospice operations and policies.

Following are the objectives of the program:

  • Describe the elements of this rule;
  • Offer insights into the implications for Medicare participating hospices;
  • Offer guidance on steps that can be taken to prepare for implementation.

The panel of NAHC experts participating in the program will include:

  • Val J. Halamandaris, JD, President, NAHC
  • Theresa Forster, Vice President for Hospice Policy & Programs, NAHC
  • Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, Hospice Operations Expert, NAHC


Live Event plus Recording: Members - FREE, Non-members - $150
Recording Only:  Members - FREE, Non-members - $150

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No CEs are available for this event. No refunds are allowed after April 26, 2016. Until that date, a 25% administrative cancelation fee will be charged for all cancelations. Cancelation must be made in writing. If participants have questions during the broadcast, email or

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

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Conference Here

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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.

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