At this year’s Annual Meeting, the path toward “NAHC 2.0” was laid out by its Interim President. We spoke to him about what comes next.

That Was The Year That Was!

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We reported in our October 30 issue about the incident that created a rift between the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and its affiliate organization, the Forum of State Association Directors. New developments in the last two weeks indicate that rift may be wider than first thought.

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Two bills currently making their way through Congressional committees, one in each chamber, would lift the ban on clinicians caring for patients across state lines with telehealth technologies.

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  On September 18, 133 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, from both sides of the aisle, delivered a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt expressing their deep concern with proposed Medicare home health funding cuts. On September 24, a bipartisan group of Senators followed up with their own letter expressing the same […]

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  By Tim Rowan Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released the final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015 to 2020,

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the formation and approval of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations. As many as 4 million more Medicare beneficiaries now have access to coordinated care.

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  by Liz Seegert If there is anyone who knows what it takes to lower the cost of health care, it is former Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala. As someone steeped in policy for 30 years, one thing she says she knows for sure is that home health care needs to […]

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by Liz Seegert Last week, staff writer Liz Seegert examined the Republican Party Platform in terms of its impact on home health care. (http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=1589) In part two, she takes the same close look at the just-released Democratic platform. It was a bit of a surprise that home health care and home health technology are not […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that a nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in eight cities has resulted in charges against 91 defendants, including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $295 million in false billing.

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