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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2900, 5/6/2016
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Call for Participation: National Home Care and Hospice State of the Industry Study
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Home Care and Hospice Professionals are “Superheroes”
For Your Information:Look in to Hospice Developments at FMC 2016
Job Corner: 1) Home Health Executive Director; 2) Education Coordinator/HHA Department Manager; 3) Seeking a President for Home Care — State Programs Division
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Call for Participation: National Home Care and Hospice State of the Industry Study

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is cosponsoring the 2016 National Home Care and Hospice State of the Industry Study conducted by Fazzi Associates.They have a goal of conducting interviews with a variety of agencies to collect best practices and help agencies improve quality and profitability. NAHC encourages members to volunteer to participate in this important study by clicking this link. Agencies that participate will receive an advance copy of the findings to be released this fall. 

The study questionnaire was designed with input from over 1,700 suggestions from the industry (see previous NAHC Report article here).  This is the fourth biannual State of the Industry Study. Following are some of the topics included:

The impact of telehealth on costs, quality, referrals, unplanned hospitalizations, emergent care, and patient satisfaction.

  • Using multidisciplinary teams to improve quality and productivity.
  • Compensation strategies that increase retention.
  • What program areas are agencies expanding into?
  • What’s really happening with new healthcare reform models?
  • Plans for mergers, affiliations and partnerships.
  • How quickly is the industry moving to outsourcing?
  • What staffing models best impact quality, outcomes and cost.
  • What is the single biggest concern among industry leaders?

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Home Care and Hospice Professionals are “Superheroes”

United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) 2016 March on Washington Senate Breakfast. Sen. Klobuchar, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also attended last year’s Senate Breakfast.

Introducing Sen. Klobuchar was former U.S. Senator Mark Begich, Vice President for Policy and Development at NAHC. Begich called Sen. Klobuchar, “a true hero for home care and hospice,” citing her cosponsorship of the Care Planning Act and the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, as well as her support for the home care and hospice community in opposing benefit cuts. “Ever year Sen. Klobuchar steps up to the plate and helps us in every regard,” Begich said. “She is tenacious, she fights hard for what she believes in, and she works across party lines.”

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Look in to Hospice Developments at FMC 2016

You know that FMC always brings together the best and brightest financial minds in the home care and hospice industry.  Join us this year in Las Vegas at the Red Rock Casino & Spa for legal and regulatory updates in home health financial operations.

In January 2016, Medicare implemented a new hospice payment system for routine home care (RHC) comprised of only two daily base rates.  These rates are designed to more accurately reimburse providers for costs incurred during the patient’s time in hospice, but the complexity of the payment system comes with a substantial amount of financial unpredictability.  If you attend FMC 2016, you’ll gain the knowledge to be covered when it comes to navigating these tricky revenue situations. 

In addition to the variety of education tailored to home health financial managers, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with over 200 vendors in the FMC expo.  We select exhibitors who can streamline home health agency operations to make sure you have the best tools at your disposal.

Learn more about FMC 2016!  See the conference program and schedule here.

Register for discounted attendee hotel rates at the Las Vegas Red Rock Casino & Spa and the conference itself here.

Home Health Executive Director

Certified Home Health Agency operating in the Kansas City metropolitan area is seeking an Executive Director.  Organization has been part of the Kansas City community for over 30 years and is affiliated with a hospital system within the community.  Strong outcomes, financial performance and tenured staff.  Opportunities for growth and development of additional business models present.  Excellent opportunity for someone wanting to live in a culturally diverse city, with major sports teams, theatre, great seasonal weather and wonderful neighborhoods and school districts. 


The position provides direction, planning, and oversight for the entire organization and must have strong knowledge of the Conditions of Participation, Federal and State laws and Medicare program requirements. Strong leadership skills, computer skills and clinical expertise a must. Qualified candidate will be able to move the organization forward into new service areas, new programs and new technologies.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree Nursing, Masters in nursing or Business Administration preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Management or executive level in home health agency preferred.
  • Knowledge of corporate business management including budget development and monitoring, market analysis and strategic planning, and licensure and/or regulatory compliance
  • Experience with McKesson software preferred.
  • Current and valid RN License in Missouri and Kansas

For more information, contact: Jenifer Bellamy, 909.625.8275,

Education Coordinator/HHA Department Manager

Our Education Coordinator meets the needs of our employees by providing for educational experiences needed to ensure a competent workforce. The Education Coordinator identifies the educational needs of our employees and meets those needs with the most appropriate methods including, but not limited to, one-on-one education, in-servicing, external conferences, joint visits, workshops and other activities. The right candidate will understand the role of each member of the agency, how those roles intersect and complement each other, and what is needed to have each employee capable of performing his or her role competently. The ability to analyze trends and performance improvement opportunities is essential. Oversight of the Home Health Aide Department is also an essential part of this position’s responsibilities. Performing home visits based upon patient and agency needs is also included.

Requires NJ RN, BSN or equivalent experience and actively pursuing BSN, minimum of 3 years certified home care experience, including 1 year instructional experience or 1 year supervisory experience. OASIS-C certification is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and strong organizational skills are required.

For consideration send your resume to

Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc.
783 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ 07511

Seeking a President for Home Care — State Programs Division

We are BAYADA Home Health Care—a leading mission and values based home health care company—and we believe that our clients and their families deserve home health care delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability.

We are actively looking for a President for our Assistive Care State Programs specialty practice, which is concentrated in NJ, PA, NC, DE, & MA and currently represents $150M in revenue with growth potential of $1B over the next 10 years. Candidates need to have experience in general management for a complex operating business, and demonstrated success working within state and federally funded programs. S/he should have a proven track record in the development and implementation of strategic growth plans, including the ability to operationalize strategies across multiple states.

Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 19,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 22 states from more than 300 offices.

Interested candidates should reach out to

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