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Patrick O’Connor, Acclaimed Film Producer, to Speak and the NAHC Annual Meeting
CMS Open Door Forum Summary
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Patrick O’Connor, Acclaimed Film Producer, to Speak and the NAHC Annual Meeting
Documentary on Homecare to Premier at Orlando Convention

Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC proudly announced that Patrick O’Connor, a highly regarded film Producer, will speak and screen his prize winning feature length film starring nurse practitioner Jessica Macleod at the NAHC Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on October 23-25.

O’Connor has just completed work on a feature length documentary starring Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner going about her work providing homecare to several patients.

“We are proud to bring this film to the attention of our members.  It is a highly moving and highly professional depiction of what Mother Teresa called ‘loving from the heart.’ The film will make everyone even more proud of the work to which all of us have given our lives,” said Halamandaris.

At the center of the film is Macleod, a nurse who typically treats eight to ten patients a day in their homes. “When you go to someone’s house to see them, you’re telling them, ‘I value you enough as a person to come see you where you are,” says Macleod. “Nobody talks about it, but I think these people feel like ‘I’m kind of special,’ you know? They’re coming to see me, or at least someone cares.”

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CMS Open Door Forum Summary

CMS held a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on August 23.  A summary of the call is below.

Home Health

1. CMS contractor, Abt Associates, delivered a presentation - Home Health Payment Reform – The Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM). The HHGM is still being developed and a Technical Report will be released on it later this year. The HHGM addresses some concerns with the current Medicare home health payment structure, as identified by MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission).  The HHGM requires no change to how the OASIS is currently completed but uses 30-day time periods instead of 60 day periods.  According to Abt Associates this would better align payment with costs since episodes have more visits on average during the first 30 days than the last 30 days.

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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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