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CMS to Survey for Compliance with 2012 Life Safety Code Starting November 1, 2016
CMS to Host Second Special Open Door Forum on Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services
For Your Information: The Premier Event for Financial Managers in Home Care and Hospice
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CMS to Survey for Compliance with 2012 Life Safety Code Starting November 1, 2016
New Standards Applicable to Hospice Inpatient Facilities

As reported previously, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has amended the fire safety standards applicable to specific Medicare and Medicaid-participating facilities (including hospice inpatient facilities) by adopting the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code-NFPA 101 (LSC), eliminating references to earlier editions of the Life Safety Code, and adopting the 2012 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code-NFPA 99 (HCFC) with some exceptions.

On June 20, 2016, the CMS Survey and Certification Group sent a Memorandum (S&C: 16-29-LSC) alerting all State Survey Agency Directors that these changes have been adopted and that CMS will begin surveying for compliance with the new LSC and HCFC requirements effective November 1, 2016. CMS will offer an online transitional training course for existing LSC surveyors to provide an update on the new requirements; this course will be available beginning September 2, 2016, on the CMS Surveyor Training Website. Additionally, CMS plans to update the ASPEN survey tracking program and CMS Fire Safety Forms (2786) prior to the November 1, 2016, survey start date. Additional surveyor training materials will also be updated to reflect the changes.

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CMS to Host Second Special Open Door Forum on Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services
Tuesday, June 28; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will host a second Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call regarding the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern. CMS previously held a Special Open Door Forum on the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration on June 14; for a summary of that Special Open Door Forum, see previous NAHC Report coverage here.

As previously reported in NAHC Report, CMS posted in the Federal Register a Notice announcing a 3-year Medicare pre-claim review demonstration for home health services in the states of Illinois, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts where there have been high incidences of fraud and improper payments for these services.

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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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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.

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