If you weren't able to join us two weeks ago in Hollywood, FL for our new event The Intensives, you can still benefit from the valuable information that was taught and shared. Judi Lund Person recaps what was presented by Paul McCann from CMS, insights from the ZPIC auditor and collaborative future opportunities. Carol Spence also shares components from the Quality Intensive as our community prepares for a greater focus on quality measures, reporting and performance improvement.
Hear from the leaders of our Health Policy Team, Jon Keyserling and Sharon Scribner Pearce on their takeaways from this election that kept us all on our toes. They discuss some of the outcomes of the election, what we might expect in the first 100 days and offer insight and advice for the hospice and palliative care community.
Make sure the new administration hears your voice. NHPCO will continue to advocate on your behalf but we have many upcoming opportunities in 2017 for you to get involved and be heard. Stayed tuned for information on Advocacy at MLC17 and our annual Advocacy Intensive.
After three years of waiting, the final rule for Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers was finally posted in September. Hospice providers must have an emergency plan in place when this rule takes effect. With special guest, HHS NIMS Coordinator, Operations, Ted Kennedy, hear how you can start working now to be compliant and what opportunities there are to help make this implementation easier.