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HHS Nondiscrimination Rule Includes New Notice Requirements for Providers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule implementing the prohibition of discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. The Final Rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, explains consumers’ rights under the law and adds certain requirements for covered entities in order to ensure nondiscrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. Entities covered under the rule are any health program or activity which receives funding from HHS; any health program that HHS itself administers; Health Insurance Marketplaces; and issuers that participate in those Marketplaces.

Section 1557 builds on longstanding and familiar Federal civil rights laws: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act). Most notably, Section 1557 is the first Federal civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all health programs, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping.

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CMS Takes First Step in Public Reporting for Hospice with Online Hospice Data Directory
Hospices Urged to Check Accuracy of Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this year as part of the FY2017 Proposed Hospice Rule and again during a recent Open Door Forum that as a first step in public reporting of hospice quality data it would post online a Hospice Data Directory providing the Hospice Agency dataset, which contains a list of all hospices certified by Medicare and high-level demographic data for each agency. The Hospice Data Directory is now available here, and contains the following agency data:

  • Provider name
  • Complete address
  • Ownership type
  • CMS Certification Number (CCN)
  • Profit status
  • Date of original CMS certification

Please note that the Hospice Data Directory does not include any quality data.

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

View the Conference Program Here

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Conference Here

Book Your Hotel Here

Our room block is nearly sold out. If you can not find a room in our block you may still be able to book at the Red Rock Resort & Casino. Call 866-767-7773 to book your room directly with the hotel.

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: 

Our room block is nearly sold out. If you can not find a room in our block you may still be able to book at the Red Rock Resort & Casino. Call 866-767-7773 to book your room directly with the hotel.

Vice President — Home Care

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior home care leader to join a growing organization.

Mercyhealth was formed in January 2015 through the merger of Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System. Today, Mercyhealth is a vertically integrated, not-for-profit multi-regional health system comprising five hospitals, home care & DME, a wholly-owned insurance company, more than 750 employed physicians and over 85 primary and specialty care medical centers and clinics across more than 60 communities in 15 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin counties.

The Vice President of Home Care oversees the planning and development of policies and procedures and overall operations of all departments and areas of home care including Home Health, Hospice, and DME for both Wisconsin and Illinois.

This position reports to the Sr. VP/COO Illinois Mercyhealth.

Requires a BSN and a master's degree from an accredited college. Must also have at least ten years of proven administrative experience, including five or more years in an executive position, preferably with a public or community home health organization of like size and volume of activities.

This position includes a competitive pay and benefits package and relocation assistance.

To apply, please visit www.rockfordhealthsystem.org/careers.

EOE

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