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Online Registration Closes February 10 For The 2019 PDGM National Summit In The Rockies

Posted: January 28, 2019

Faculty for this one-day program are leading experts from top home health consulting firms who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to:

  • Gain a better understanding of what PDGM means for you and your agency
  • Identify key threats to the home health industry and how to overcome them
  • Strategically develop a process to lessen the impact of PDGM on your HHA
  • Discuss the steps NAHC, HCAC and other associations have taken, are taking, and will take in the future to address areas of concern

By attending this summit, you will be fully prepared to successfully navigate these radical changes coming to home health care. You cannot afford to miss it! Click here for more information. 

PRICES

Regular Price ends 11:59 p.m. MST Sunday, February 10
Member $299, Non-Member $499 
Onsite – February 13 
Member: $349, Non-Member $549

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model will be the most consequential change to affect home health in decades, and it’s coming in 2020. Are you ready? Agencies must prepare immediately for PDGM’s radical regulatory changes. They will affect virtually all aspects of payment methodology. The PDGM National Summit in the Rockies on Feb. 13, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora, Colorado, offers sessions on clinical services, financial management, operations, business analytics, and technology. You will not want to miss this unique learning opportunity!

 

Sign up today!
Hotel information. 
 

True Spirit Of Home Care

Posted: January 28, 2019

Some of you may recall an account of what I call "the true spirit of home care," as follows:

A home health aide in Maine visited a patient in the dead of winter. The main room of the patient's home was heated by a wood stove while the doors to the remainder of the rooms were closed, including the door to the only bathroom. The aide prepared to give the patient a bath. When she entered the bathroom she found a dead bear in the bathtub. This was not surprising to her because she knew that the bear was part of a source of food for the patient and family during the winter. But how was she going to give the patient a bath with a bear in the only bathtub?

The aide had a Hoyer lift that she used for the patient and quickly realized that she could use the lift for the bear, too. So she used the lift to remove the bear from the bathtub and move the patient into and out of the bathtub. Then she used the lift again to put the bear back in the bathtub where it "belonged."

©2019 Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.  All rights reserved.

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HCAC Welcomes Renewing Members

Posted: January 28, 2019

HCAC would like to welcome back the following renewing members to the association:

  • Axxess Technology Solutions
  • Caplan & Ernest, LLC
  • Hall Render
  • Kit Carson Memorial Hospital
  • Lani's Care Network, Inc
  • SCL Home Health, LLC
  • Summit West Care
  • The Crag Business Group, INC

Thank you for supporting HCAC!

Not a member, please join us!

 

 

Don't Forget to Sign Up For The 2019 PDGM Summit In The Rockies!

Posted: January 15, 2019

Faculty for this one-day program are leading experts from top home health consulting firms who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to:

  • Gain a better understanding of what PDGM means for you and your agency
  • Identify key threats to the home health industry and how to overcome them
  • Strategically develop a process to lessen the impact of PDGM on your HHA
  • Discuss the steps NAHC, HCAC and other associations have taken, are taking, and will take in the future to address areas of concern

By attending this summit, you will be fully prepared to successfully navigate these radical changes coming to home health care. You cannot afford to miss it! Click here for more information. 

PRICES

Regular Price ends 11:59 p.m. MST Sunday, February 10
Member $299, Non-Member $499 
Onsite – February 13 
Member: $349, Non-Member $549

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model will be the most consequential change to affect home health in decades, and it’s coming in 2020. Are you ready? Agencies must prepare immediately for PDGM’s radical regulatory changes. They will affect virtually all aspects of payment methodology. The PDGM National Summit in the Rockies on Feb. 13, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora, Colorado, offers sessions on clinical services, financial management, operations, business analytics, and technology. You will not want to miss this unique learning opportunity!

 

Sign up today!
Hotel information. 
 

Legal Opinion: Score Another "Win" for Providers! 

Posted: January 14, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled in Adams EMS, Inc. v. Azar, No. H-18-1443 (S.D. Tex. July 11, 2018) that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could not recoup monies until after Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings have been held. The Court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting CMS from recouping an overpayment.

Click here to read the full article. 

 
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