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Key Republicans Tout Report Outlining Considerations of Per Capita Caps for Medicaid
CMS Revises Office of Civil Rights Clearance Procedures
For Your Information: Home is the Center of Health Care at the NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition
Job Corner: Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society; Director of Patient Services — Home Care & Hospice, Long Island, NY
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Key Republicans Tout Report Outlining Considerations of Per Capita Caps for Medicaid

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)on Friday touted a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report detailing possible per capita Medicaid caps.

The report, requested by both chairmen, outlines how the design of Medicaid per capita caps should function if the change was adopted. Coverage, flexibility, allocation of funds across states over time, accountability and other broader effects of implementing per capita caps for Medicaid were discussed in the report.

In response to the release of the report, both Hatch and Upton released statements praising the report and expressing concern about the growth in Medicaid spending.

“With Medicaid growing at an unprecedented rate, Congress will be forced to look for ways to reform the program as we look toward the future in order to uphold care for our nation’s vulnerable families,” Hatch said. “On the financing front, a per capita approach is a worthy option that could, when paired with other program reforms, set Medicaid on a fiscally responsible course while protecting beneficiaries from harsh, across the board cuts in the future.  The GAO’s work on this issue provides us with the information we need to explore this idea in greater detail as we continue the conversation on how to best finance the Medicaid program in our changing world.”

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CMS Revises Office of Civil Rights Clearance Procedures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Survey and Certification Memo announcing revisions to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) clearance process for new providers and Changes of Ownership (CHOW).  CMS has worked closely with the OCR to develop a new process that requires providers electronically submit an attestation of compliance with the civil rights requirements to the OCR before the State Survey Agencies (SA) and Regional Offices (RO) may process requests for initial surveys or CHOWs.  Confirmation from OCR of successful submission of the attestation will meet the requirements for OCR clearance and eliminates the need for CMS RO to issue provisional provider agreements. OCR began receiving electronic attestations on September 1, 2016.

Previously, a provider seeking to enroll in Medicare or CHOW must establish and maintain compliance with civil rights requirements. The SA provides the required OCR Certification Information Request Packet to all applicants for certification and any certified provider undergoing a CHOW. The provider is asked to complete the forms within the packet and return them to the SA. The SA forwards the forms to the RO with the application packet.

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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: NAHC members pay $950 for the conference; non-members pay $1,350. 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.

Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer — The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Full Time

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (Society), the nation’s largest not-for-profit, faith-based provider of senior housing and services, seeks a Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer for its fast-growing Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) business enterprise. 

This leader directs planning, development, implementation, training, and monitoring of all regulatory compliance and HIPAA privacy programs for Home Health and Hospice services and Services@Home/Private Duty across the enterprise, including the Society’s subsidiary operations. This position is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; however, a telework arrangement may be considered.

Compliance: Broad knowledge of healthcare and business operations gained through a four-year degree in business, management or healthcare; prefer advanced degree applicable to the duties and responsibilities of the position, a minimum of 5 years’ experience in healthcare industry and at least three years’ experience in compliance/quality for a healthcare organization or equivalent.  Must have knowledge and experience in payment, reimbursement and clinical documentation requirements for home-health related services - especially for the Medicare program.

Privacy: Certified in Healthcare Privacy (CHPS) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) designation preferred; knowledge/experience in electronic medical records in healthcare; ability to learn/develop high proficiency in computerized records systems.

To apply, visit the Society’s career website at:

http://wwwapp01.good-sam.com/index.php/locations/job_form/0010/82263

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
    OR
    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

We’re just minutes from the world-famous Hamptons, over 60 award-winning vineyards, water parks, picturesque rural farms, historical homes and Montauk. Look to a hospital that has a fresh new feel in the air as we continue to transform. Email msingh@bmhmc.org An amazing career awaits you. EOE/AAP/M/F/D/V

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