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Home Care & Hospice Association in the News
STATE TO EXPAND MEDICAID WAIVER AFFECTING LONG-TERM CARE
Understand three new laws focusing on senior care — and what still needs to be done
“One of our goals as an industry is to ensure that people not only are able to receive care in their homes, but that they receive the highest standards of care and a program that is most appropriate to them and their condition. This law will help ensure that promise is kept to our clients and their families. And, by making sure care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner, this will also help safeguard taxpayer money. Home care has already proven to lead to strong patient results with lower costs of providing care, and our members are committed to that mission,” Chrissy Buteas, CEO and president of Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey, said of the third law.
Governor Kean Films PSA to discuss benefits of Home Care & Hospice
As part of Home Care & Hospice Month, we were honored to work with former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean on a public service announcement promoting the benefits of home health and hospice care. The PSA will air on Cablevision affiliates throughout the winter. Our thanks to Gov. Kean for his time and willingness to join us in informing residents of the options they have in vital health care.
November is National Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Month
November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, a recognition of the thousands of health care professionals and related staff who work tirelessly every day to provide patients and families vital health and nursing care in the best place imaginable -- their own homes.
Chrissy Buteas, President & CEO, Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ submitted the following Letter to the Editor to NJ newspapers
Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ Meets with Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ hosted Congressman Frank Pallone at the home of a patient receiving telehealth service. Congressman Pallone is a ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over issues pertaining to health care. The Association discussed all home care and hospice priorities with the Congressman, including face to face, telehealth, workforce, and hospice and palliative care priorities.
NJ Hospitals Hit with Medicare Penalties for High Readmission Rates
Briana Vannozzi, NJTV, September 1, 2015
Members of New Jersey's Home Care & Hospice Association say looking to programs like telehealth and home health aids could help.
“During the second quarter of our teleheath program, for the patients who were on that the readmission rate is about 3.6 percent for those patients and the national average for those patients — these are heart failure patients — is about 22 percent so it’s a pretty significant reduction,” Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey Board Chair Ann Painter.
Telehealth Care Allows for Remote Monitoring of Patients
Medicare Rules Make It Hard for Some to Get Home Health Care
The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ President & CEO Chrissy Buteas and Board Chair, Ann Painter from the VNA of Somerset Hills, highlight recent Medicare Face-to-Face requirement concerns at a patient visit with Congressman Lance.