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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2916, 5/31/2016
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House Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity
Urban Institute, SCAN Foundation, Release Analysis of Options to Improve Financing for Long-Term Services and Supports
For Your Information: The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice
Job Corner: 1) Home Health Executive Director; 2) Education Coordinator/HHA Department Manager
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House Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, titled, “Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity: Combatting Improper Payments and Ineligible Providers.” In announcing the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) highlighted estimates released by HHS that in 2015 there was $89 billion dollars in improper payments through Medicare and Medicaid—9.8 percent in Medicaid and 12.1 percent in Medicare fee-for-service. Members of Congress asked the witnesses to explain the rate of improper payments and what CMS is and should be doing to reduce the rate.

The hearing witnesses included Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Mr. Seto J. Bagdoyan Director of Audit Services, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at the U.S. Government Accountability Office; and Ms. Ann Maxwell, Assistant Inspector General in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections, Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Urban Institute, SCAN Foundation, Release Analysis of Options to Improve Financing for Long-Term Services and Supports

The Urban Institute recently released a brief funded by the SCAN Foundation analyzing options for improving financing for long-term services and supports (LTSS). According to the brief, about half of those who are age 65 today will eventually need “substantial amounts” of LTSS. While most will receive “informal help from family and friends,” the number of individuals who will either receive services from paid caregivers or end up in a nursing home will continue to increase. Currently only “about 11 percent” of adults ages 65 and older have private long-term care insurance because of perceptions that either it is unneeded or that premiums are too high. As a result, those who end up needing LTSS often rely on unpaid caregivers or “pay out of pocket until they exhaust their resources and end up on Medicaid.”

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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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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.

Director, Hospice

OSF Healthcare “More than a Career … A Calling”

OSF Healthcare has a Director, Hospice opportunity available in our hospice division, located in Peoria, IL. The responsibilities would include supervision and operational oversight of hospice operations in all regions and for the clinical care and non-clinical services delivered to patients with twenty-four hour accountability for patient care and operations of the hospice division. Candidates must have a current RN license and bachelor’s degree. Three years of management/supervisory experience and hospice experience preferred. OSF Healthcare offers excellent benefits and compensation.

Inquires can be directed to brandi.n.mccombs@osfhealthcare.org or please apply online at www.osfcareers.org.


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. 

Summary

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, jbellamy@Primehealthcare.com


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 hrvoag@earthlink.net.

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


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