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NAHC Announces the March on Washington Conference

Posted: 02.09.16 | Category: Corridor Solutions

NAHC will be hosting the 2016 March on Washington Conference at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, April 4th-5th in Washington, DC. With new rules arising, home care and hospice face challenges that interfere with our mission to serve America’s aged, disabled, and ill. Now is a critical time for health care in our country. Take advantage of this opportunity to allow for the following benefits:

  • Raise awareness for home care and hospice
  • Connect with colleagues
  • Attend educational sessions led by experts in our field
  • Deliver a message to those who make the policies that shape our business

Register and Book Your Hotel!

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New Bill Could Expand Home Health Telemedicine

Posted: 02.08.16 | Category: Corridor Solutions

A bipartisan bill is making movement in Congress with a savings of $1.8 billion over the next decade, providing expansion for telemedicine services and RPM through Medicare. The goal is to cut down the 7.88 billion miles home care workers traveled in 2013 for patient visits. Additionally, CONNECT will expand the use of telecommunications technologies to improve the quality of care and cost savings. Telehealth will provide the following benefits:

  • It saves money and improves health outcomes
  • The ability to transform health care delivery
  • Convenience for patients and providers
  • Better access to primary care and behavioral health
  • Improving chronic management
  • Advancing patient engagement

Roughly 50 health care and aging industry groups and associations have endorsed the bill, including NAHC.

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NAHC and Presidential Candidates Discuss Best Records on Home Care

Posted: 02.01.16 | Category: Corridor Solutions

Back in July, over 20 candidates from both parties were approached by NAHC to discuss matters pertaining to long-term care. A week before the voting begins in Iowa, two leaders in home care have appeared.

Governor Kasich closed the presidential debate with his most recent achievement of reversing the bias that elderly, infirm, and disabled Ohioans are being directed to nursing homes and other institutions instead of providing care, which would allow them to remain independent in their own homes.

During the presidential campaign, Secretary Clinton made several references to home care. When Hillary Clinton was a member of the U.S. Senate, she was a strong supporter for home care and hospice. “We need to recognize the value of the work that caregivers give to all of us, both those who are paid and the great number who are unpaid,” Clinton said.

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NAHC Remarks on Senate Finance Committee’s Chronic Care Policy Options

Posted: 01.30.16 | Category: Corridor Solutions

NAHC has given comments to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee about Chronic Care Working Group’s policy options in a document. Since the December 29, 2015 edition of the NAHC report, the Senate Finance Committee released the policy options document after the announcement of the Working Group in June 2015. Releasing the options document was created to gain additional comments, feedback and input from Finance Committee members and stakeholder groups.

NAHC released comments to support the direction of the Working Group, considering that individuals with chronic illnesses should be cared for in their home. Additionally, home care allows for the best opportunities to provide high quality care while controlling Medicare spending.

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NAHC/HAA Extend Survey Deadline to January 22

Posted: 01.20.16 | Category: Corridor Solutions

NAHC, along with their partner HHA, are soliciting member and advocate input based on legislative and regulatory priorities for the home care and hospice community. During the March on Washington and throughout 2016, NAHC will use the priorities as an outline for its legislative and regulatory advocacy.

NAHC has extended the deadline for survey completion through Friday, January 22, 2016. There are three online questionnaires available to allow home care and hospice organizations to provide their input. Please take a moment and cast your votes.

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