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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2982, 8/30/2016
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Harvard Study Shows Value of Home Care Checklist
2016 CAHPS Hospice Survey Training September 28 — Registration Required
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Harvard Study Shows Value of Home Care Checklist

A simple telephone-based checklist enabled caregivers to quickly identify changes in the condition of their home care patients, according to a new pilot study approved by the Harvard Medical School.

The study found that caregivers who use a short checklist about their patients’ conditions were able to report changes resulting in interventions that could prevent hospital readmissions, one of the costliest expenses in the entire health care system.

NAHC closely monitors and supports advances in telemedicine for the potential they offer patients to take greater control of their care and remain independent and in their own homes. It is a guiding principle of NAHC that home care allows people to get well and live to their potential in a comfortable setting.

“Millions of elderly Americans receive supportive home-care services each year, and many of them require frequent hospitalizations, so we set out to determine whether a simple real-time checklist could help improve outcomes and lower health care spending,” said study leader David Grabowski, Ph.D., professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Grabowski believes the results of this study are the first step toward answering that question.

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2016 CAHPS Hospice Survey Training September 28 — Registration Required

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer the CAHPS Hospice Survey Training from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on September 28, 2016. This training session is intended for survey vendors that administer the CAHPS Hospice Survey, hospices that participate in the CAHPS Hospice Survey, as well as other interested individuals and organizations.

The CAHPS Hospice Survey Training session is required for all survey vendors approved (or conditionally approved) to administer the CAHPS Hospice Survey.  Survey vendors must ensure that their subcontractors participate in the CAHPS Hospice Survey Training session.

The CAHPS Hospice Survey Training session will be conducted via Webinar. There is no fee associated with the Webinar session but registration is required.

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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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