National Home Care Policy Update: What Will Affect Your Bottom-line?
Summary: In-depth review of the
policy changes in play as of August 2014
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Faculty: Dombi, William A.
Program Description: Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Pay home care companies need to keep their eyes on the road as a myriad of legislative,
legal, and regulatory issues emerge that have direct financial consequences. Whether it is Medicare home health payment
rate rebasing, hospice payment reforms, Medicaid shifts to managed care, or new responsibilities on wages and benefits to
home care workers, 2014 and 2015 are crucial years in home care policy. This program provides an in-depth review of the
policy changes in play that will lead to reimbursement and cost changes for home care companies along with an update on
the advocacy action underway to blunt the impact of these changes.Presentation Date: 8.20.2014
Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:
About the Presenter:William A. Dombi, Esq. is the Vice President for Law with the National Association
for Home Care and Hospice. He specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With
over 30 yearsí experience in health care law, Bill has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975,
including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, and the institution on Medicare PPS for home health
in 2000. Bill was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, the lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate
payment rates, and litigation directed against the "Interim Payment System" for the Medicare home health benefit. In addition to litigation, Bill offers extensive
community and professional educational services. He is the Editor and lead author of Home Care & Hospice Law: A Handbook for Executives, the only comprehensive
legal treatise on the topic. Bill Dombi is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Washington, DC, and numerous federal courts including the US Supreme Court.