NewsLine - January 2012 - (Page Intro)

ON OUR COVER: NHPCO President/ CEO, Don Schumacher, discusses what our focus and shared priorities must be in 2012. PLUS: Advocacy, Quality and Regulatory in 2012 Three senior staff from NHPCO’s Office of Health Policy answer more than a dozen specific questions to help address many of the issues on members’ minds. Hospice in the Continuum Hospice at Home introduced a Palliative Care Service in 2006 and a Transitions program in 2009—and both are having a very positive impact on hospice referrals and lengths of stay. Melinda Graham, the director of development and strategic initiatives, explains. Highlights From 2011 Despite the increasing demands and challenges, 2011 represented an impressive body of work that reflects collaboration and a strong and purposeful focus on care at the bedside. We look back—with convenient links to many resources. NHPCO 2012 Board of Directors Atul Gawande to Deliver Plenary at March MLC Regulatory Tip of the Month Upcoming Educational Offerings Recent Videos Worth Watching Resource Links to Bookmark News From NHF The Voice of NCHPP Terri Maxwell and Sue Zimmerman from the NCHPP QAPI Section discuss the new quality reporting requirements.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - January 2012

What the New Year Requires From All of Us
Highlights From 2011
What Lies Ahead
Hospice in the Continuum
The Voice of NCHPP
Preparing for Quality Reporting
Resources on the New “Countdown to Quality Reporting” Webpage
Atul Gawande to Deliver Plenary at March MLC
NHPCO 2012 Board of Directors
Expert Guidance from NewsLine in 2011
Experience the ACHC Difference (display ad)
Regulatory Tip of the Month
Educational Offerings
Resource Links to Bookmark
Videos Worth Watching
NHF Newsletter

NewsLine - January 2012