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Senator Wyden Speaks on the Importance of Tackling Chronic Illness, Updating the Medicare Guarantee
Hospice Summer Camp 2016
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Senator Wyden Speaks on the Importance of Tackling Chronic Illness, Updating the Medicare Guarantee

On Wednesday, June 15, the Brookings Institution hosted Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) along with a panel of experts for an event titled, “Chronic care: Getting its complexity and cost under control.” Sen. Wyden provided remarks on the importance of addressing chronic illness and “updating the Medicare guarantee.”

Sen. Wyden stated that the current debate about American health care is “way, way, way out of whack,” and he cited the “striking lack of attention” to chronic illness as “particularly bizarre” given the fact that chronic illness “now dominates” American health care. “After trading the same blows over the Affordable Care Act for now six years it seems to me it is time for the health care debate to sort of grow up and turn to an issue of enormous consequence for older people across the country,” Sen. Wyden said. “And to me, the next major undertaking in American health care is updating the guarantee of Medicare for an era when chronic illness, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke are now what dominates the program and dominates American health care. Older people afflicted by these persistent illnesses now account for an astounding ninety-three percent of all Medicare spending.”

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Hospice Summer Camp 2016
Pre-conference at the 2016 Financial Management Conference

Hospice Summer Camp 2016 is geared to provide intermediate to advanced hospice executives with an updated overview of the financial aspects of hospice—everything you need to better manage your financial operations in the changing hospice and health care landscape. Summer is the perfect time to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge of emerging economic and policy changes that will affect hospice operations nationwide. Session topics include:

The Changing World of Hospice: An Overview. This session sets the context for the day’s discussion with an in-depth examination of recent and pending hospice policy changes that are driving transformation in hospice programs. Topics include: key elements of the proposed FY2017 payment rule and implications of recommendations put forth by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Congress.

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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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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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