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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2958, 7/27/2016
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NAHC Provides Update on Pre-Claim Review Demonstration, Model Letter of Information to Physicians
NIH Provides Recommended Techniques for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
For Your Information: Home is the Center of Health Care at the NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition
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NAHC Provides Update on Pre-Claim Review Demonstration, Model Letter of Information to Physicians

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) continues working to stop or change the pre-claim review project, while taking steps to prepare for it as well. For your reference, NAHC is providing a model notice to physicians that agencies can use to explain what is happening to physicians who refer to home health. This article is primarily intended for home health agencies in the five states targeted for Medicare home health pre-claim reviews (Illinois, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Massachusetts). However, there may be interest in this topic in other states as well.

NAHC’s logo has been included on the draft letter, and NAHC suggests you add your agency’s identifying information as well. This might help get the message across to physicians that the agencies are not the party to blame for their increase in paperwork.

NAHC has not drafted a patient notice as the impact on individual patients is speculative and likely to vary greatly. Also, NAHC does not want to create patient anxiety or fear needlessly.

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NIH Provides Recommended Techniques for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently posted new information on their website, NIHSeniorHealth.gov, for individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
“If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, a powerful technique in helping them carry out daily activities is task breakdown,” NIH stated. “Breaking down a task into small steps can help the person manage it with less difficulty”

For one example, watch “Making Tasks More Manageable.” (VIDEO – 35 seconds)

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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.

Learn
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.

Connect
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.

Discover
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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