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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2969, 8/11/2016
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Independence at Home Demonstration Saves More than $10 Million in Second Performance Year
Legal and Regulatory Education Sessions at the 2016 Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting
For Your Information: Home is the Center of Health Care at the NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition
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Independence at Home Demonstration Saves More than $10 Million in Second Performance Year

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week announced that the Independence at Home Demonstration saved over $10 million for the second performance year. In its first year, the Independence at Home Demonstration saved over $25 million (see previous NAHC Report article here).

“The Independence at Home Demonstration is a patient-centered model that supports providers in caring for chronically ill patients in their own homes,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS acting deputy administrator and chief medical officer. “These results continue to support what most patients already want – the ability to have high quality care in the home setting.”

According to the CMS analysis, for the second performance year, Independence at Home participants saved over $10 million—an average of $1,010 per beneficiary—“while delivering higher quality patient care in the home.”  CMS said it will award incentive payments of $5.7 million to seven participating practices that succeeded in reducing spending while improving quality.

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Legal and Regulatory Education Sessions at the 2016 Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting

The educational programming at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) 2016 Annual Meeting will address the legislative and regulatory issues that will have the most significant impact on your agency. Industry experts will be conducting over a dozen education sessions covering legislative and regulatory topics. Get the information you need and answers to your questions.

Start previewing the education sessions. Remember that with our new system, searching by key word categories “legislative” and “regulatory” will produce a list of all of the sessions that cover these updates. You can also search by keyword for popular terms like “pre-claim review,” “Medicare,” “compliance,” “VBP,” and “face-to-face,” as well as by speaker. Click the star next to the title of your favorite sessions – these will sync with our phone app to create your personalized schedule for the conference.

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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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