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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2985, 9/2/2016
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NAHC Honors Mother Teresa on her Canonization
CMS Proposes A Mandatory Cardiac Bundled Care Initiative
For Your Information: Medicare Appeals Update: The New Mediation Option and Proposed Changes To Achieve Efficiencies
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Editor’s Note: NAHC Report will not publish Monday, September 5, 2016 in honor of Labor Day.


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NAHC Honors Mother Teresa on her Canonization

“The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”  – Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

She was born Agnes Bojaxhiu to an Albanian family in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia on August 26, 1910, but the world came to know her as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. During her 87 years of life, Mother Teresa was the personification for of caring and mercy for countless people of all faiths around the world.

On September 4, 2016 Mother Teresa will become a saint when she is canonized by Pope Francis in Rome. Beatified in October 2003, Mother Teresa’s ascension to sainthood is one of the swiftest in recent decades.

Even as a young girl, Mother Teresa knew she wanted to be a nun and serve the poor. Her dream came true in 1928 when she joined the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Sisters of Loreto, and was assigned to a convent in Calcutta (Kolkata.) In 1946 Mother Teresa received a vision from God, instructing her to create a religious order offering unconditional love to the poorest of the poor. That was the genesis of the Missionaries of Charity, a congregation of mercy that has grown to 5800 women and men in 139 countries.

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CMS Proposes A Mandatory Cardiac Bundled Care Initiative

On August 2, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule: Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR). The propose rule outlines the structure  for a bundled payment project for acute myocardial infarctions (AMI), coronary artery bypass graphs (CABG), and adds surgical hip/femur fracture treatments (SHFFT) to the CJR bundled initiative that went into effect April 1, 2016.

The EPMs under the proposed rule have the following key elements, many of which are similar to the CJR bundled project.

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Medicare Appeals Update: The New Mediation Option and Proposed Changes To Achieve Efficiencies
Web Event: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern

Program Description:

The Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals (OMHA)and CMS have been struggling to deal with the huge backlog in pending appeals. One possible solution is the use of facilitated mediation by Attorney Advisors working with the Administrative Law Judges. In addition, OMHA and CMS have recently proposed wide ranging changes to the appeals regulations designed to bring in new efficiencies. This webinar, presented by national Medicare appeals expert, Andrew Wachler, will provide a detailed explanation of the new and proposed appeals processes. The intended audiences are Medicare home health agencies and hospices.

Program Faculty:

  • Andrew Wachler, Principal, Wachler & Associates, P.C.


Live Event plus Recording: Members – FREE, Non-members – $150

Recording Only: Members – FREE, Non-members – $150

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Director of Patient Services — Home Care & Hospice, Long Island, NY
Full Time

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is changing every day. Many new medical innovations are being implemented, and there’s an air of exhilaration at the possibilities for an amazing future. Be the heart of our community – in our award-winning Home Care division! We rank as one of the best in America by recently being awarded the prestigious Home Care Elite Award!

We require

  • Education: BSN preferred or a Bachelor’s health/human services.
  • Experience: Two years as a supervising community health nurse
    if not a supervising community health nurse, two years of home care nursing experience plus a Master’s degree in nursing, public health, business administration or another health related field. Master’s not needed if possesses Bachelor’s and was a supervising community health nurse.
  • Licenses: Current NYS RN licensure
  • Knowledge: CMS and DOH Home Health regs

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