Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) joined millions of people around the world in lamenting the loss of author, poet, and Caring Award honoree Maya Angelou.
2013 was an eventful year within the legal and regulatory realms for home care and hospice providers. Below are the most significant developments from the legal and certain regulatory issues from this past year:
What: NAHC and the Forum of State Associations have set the “March on the Capitol” for December 11, 2013, to coincide with the expected legislative action on the SGR or "Doc Fix."
When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Where: The staging area for the “March on the Capitol” will be at the NAHC Frederick Douglass Museum located at 320 A Street, N.E., in Washington, DC (three blocks east of the Capitol).
Why Now?: NAHC seeks to secure improvements in the recently issued Medicare rebased rates and to ensure that the Medicare home health benefit is exempted from any further cuts. Two major pieces of legislation will come before the Congress in what is expected to be the last days in which they will be in session in 2013.