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CMS Posts Reports with Latest Medicaid LTSS Expenditures Data
2016 FMC Highlights: Value-Based Purchasing Payment Models Are Here, Now What? (Part 2 of 2)
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CMS Posts Reports with Latest Medicaid LTSS Expenditures Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it posted two reports with Medicaid long-term services and support (LTSS) expenditures data. 

The first report focuses on the most recent data available (Fiscal Year 2014). In an announcement, CMS stated that the report focuses on “recent trends such as 1) an increase in LTSS provided in managed care programs and 2) increased used of newer Medicaid LTSS options authorized in the Deficit Reduction Act and the Affordable Care Act.”

The second report, called Improving the Balance, provides a “historical perspective,” with data from FY 1981 through FY 2014.  “This report documents the impressive transformation of Medicaid LTSS from primarily institutional services to the present home and community-based services (HCBS) that represent 53 percent of LTSS spending,” CMS said.

Following is additional information released by CMS along with the links to each report.

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2016 FMC Highlights: Value-Based Purchasing Payment Models Are Here, Now What? (Part 2 of 2)

Among the many informative and insightful education sessions at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) 2016 Financial Management Conference was a session titled, “Value-Based Purchasing Payment Models Are Here, Now What?” This is Part 2 of NAHC Report’s coverage of this session; to view Part 1, click here.

The panel discussion was conducted by Mike Dordick, MBA, Executive Vice President at Principal McBee; Christine Lang, MBA, Senior Director of Product Management at ABILITY Network; Karen Vance, Managing Consultant at BKD, LLP; and Chris Attaya, Vice President of Business Intelligence with Strategic Healthcare Programs.

In addition to monitoring your data, another recommendation from the panelists was to prioritize: focus on which measures give you the biggest opportunity to improve. “It’s about which needle you can move the fastest,” Christine Lang said.

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Home is the Center of Health Care at the NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition
October 23–25, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice invites you to join us and more than 2,500 home care and hospice colleagues in sunny Florida for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. This year’s meeting offers three days of opportunities to learn, connect and discover with unparalleled access to distinguished speakers, hot-topic education sessions and dynamic networking opportunities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit our world-class expo where over 200 specialists will showcase the latest in home care and hospice products and services.

Join NAHC and Save: Register by August 14 and save $400 off the full-conference registration. NAHC members pay $800 for the conference; non-members pay $1,200. Click on the link to the right to register.

The Annual Meeting & Expo boasts 80 education sessions across 10 tracks providing the latest research, developments and news in the home care and hospice industry. NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo provides comprehensive, carefully planned content along with inspirational keynotes and panel discussions. Click on the link to the right to learn more about education sessions.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders from around the country – in the classroom and at the Expo. Plus there are opportunities to network at receptions and meals and in one-on-one discussions throughout the conference.

You’ll discover what’s new this year at the Expo, which features over 200 exhibitors demonstrating and showcasing innovative home care and hospice products and services to support high-quality care. To learn more about exhibiting at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo, click here.

Host Hotel
The beautiful Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, is hosting the2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. Book your room early to ensure that you’re just steps away from this year’s conference. (You must first register for the conference to get access to our special room rates at the Gaylord Palms.)

New this Year
My Planner: Take advantage of our online planner and create your own itinerary. Search by keywords or tracks to find the sessions you want to take. And when you’re onsite, you’ll have your personalized plan right on your phone with our conference app.

Learn more about the companies in our Expo before you arrive. Search, research, and interact through our online planner and mark your favorites so when you’re at the Expo you’ll have a personalized floor plan to guide you to the exhibitors you want to see most.

Florida in October is breathtaking. Come early and take advantage of one of our excursions. Whether it’s a theme park or golf, the Kennedy Space Center or a wildlife adventure, check out the options for fun during the registration process.

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