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In Ellen Caruso's Blog: The Ramifications Of The ACA Repeal On Home Care

March 16, 2017

Ellen Caruso’s members-only legislative blog covers positive, negative and speculative parts of the recently released ACA repeal bill.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017 Is A Month Away

March 16, 2017
Today is exactly one month to National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017 and the start of NHDD Week to honor its 10th year.
NHDD's core purpose is: "to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning."  
Remember the theme: "It always seems too early, until it's too late." 

Colorado InterChange System Day 6: Important Update

Ellen Caruso, HCAC's government-affairs specialist, has an important update on Colorado's new interChange system billing system, which became operational on March 1.  

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HCAC Issues Update On Fingerprint-Based Background Check Legislation

HCAC's government-affairs team has an important update on Colorado legislation requiring fingerprint-based background checks at licensure and license renewal for nurses and CNAs, among other health-care professions. 

Members: Access the update (you must be signed in).

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HCAC Will Be Well-Represented At NAHC’s March on Washington

HCAC Vice President Linda Bagby, Acaria, Inc., and Government-Affairs Specialist Ellen Caruso will lead a delegation of HCAC members to Washington, D.C., for NAHC’s March on Washington from March 20-21. Also attending will be Sue Brown, Home Care of the Grand Valley in Grand Junction; Eric Goff, All State Home Health, Englewood; Lisa Foster, PSA Health Care, Denver, and Robert and Donna Floyd, Crag Consulting, Montrose.

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice will host a webinar at 1 p.m. Mountain time Monday, March 6, 2017, to prepare the home care and hospice community for the March on Washington to lobby members of Congress.

HCAC members will meet with all nine members of Colorado's congressional delegation to discuss issues of import, including payment and reimbursement, face to face documentation, pre-claim review, nurse practitioner home-health orders, VA home care services and more.

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