Did You Miss the NAHC Webinar on Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules?

If you missed the NAHC webinar, Unraveling the CMS and OSHA COVID -19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Requirements, don’t worry, you can still watch it at your leisure.

Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules is absolutely essential.

On November 5, 2021, both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued rules that mandate COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing for all staff. In addition, healthcare providers are also subject to the requirements of the OSHA COVID 19 ETS that was issued on June 21.2021.

This presentation will review the requirements of the

  • CMS Health Care Staff Vaccination;
  • Interim Final Rule and OSHA COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing;
  • Emergency Temporary Standard for home health, hospice and home care agencies.

Discussions will also include the intersection of the three  COVID-19 rules and their impact on health care provider operations.

Faculty: Mary Carr, V.P. for Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

PRICE:

  • Free Members
  • $99 for Non Members

REGISTER NOW!

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 7: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits

  • Tuesday, November 30 2021
  • 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

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The employee retention credit provides financial relief for home health care providers. Eligible businesses can earn up to $33,000, per employee. Determining credit depends on identifying which employees were full-time equivalent and that determination mirrors the Affordable Care Act calculation. The Employee Retention Credit was introduced in 2020 and is a refundable tax credit that provides financial relief to employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The credit was extended through 2021, but the opportunity for employers to regain their losses will not be available for long.

In this session we will cover the qualifying criteria your organization needs to satisfy to be eligible and how to qualify for the credit even if you received Paycheck Protection Program funding. We will also discuss, best practices for minimizing IRS audit risk for both ERC and ACA, while simultaneously maximizing credits for your organization.

Information on the Series

Beginning in May and continuing through December, NAHC will bring together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

Faculty

  • Gregg Kasubuchi, Vice President, Trusaic

Pricing

Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member
10-part Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR REGISTER FOR SERIES

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Nov 30: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits
TBD: Payment Audits and Appeals
TBD: Managed Care Contracting
TBD: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

The Fast-Paced World of Vaccine Mandate Rules

from our partners at Polsinelli The Biden Administration issued a Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Thursday, November 4th, which the Fifth Circuit halted on Saturday, November 13th, the Administration also issued a rule for certain healthcare providers accepting Medicare and Medicaid funding and it pushed back the compliance date for federal contractors to comply…

Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 7: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits

  • Tuesday, November 30 2021
  • 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR REGISTER FOR SERIES

The employee retention credit provides financial relief for home health care providers. Eligible businesses can earn up to $33,000, per employee. Determining credit depends on identifying which employees were full-time equivalent and that determination mirrors the Affordable Care Act calculation.

The Employee Retention Credit was introduced in 2020 and is a refundable tax credit that provides financial relief to employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The credit was extended through 2021, but the opportunity for employers to regain their losses will not be available for long.

In this session we will cover the qualifying criteria your organization needs to satisfy to be eligible and how to qualify for the credit even if you received Paycheck Protection Program funding. We will also discuss, best practices for minimizing IRS audit risk for both ERC and ACA, while simultaneously maximizing credits for your organization.

Faculty

  • Gregg Kasubuchi, Vice President, Trusaic

Pricing

Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member

10-part Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

Information on the Series

Beginning in May and continuing through December, NAHC will bring together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.

Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.

Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR REGISTER FOR SERIES

Webinars in the Series

May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Nov 30: ACA Employer Mandate and Employee Retention Credits
TBD: Payment Audits and Appeals
TBD: Managed Care Contracting
TBD: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

The Fast-Paced World of Vaccine Mandate Rules

from our partners at Polsinelli

The Biden Administration issued a Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Thursday, November 4th, which the Fifth Circuit halted on Saturday, November 13th, the Administration also issued a rule for certain healthcare providers accepting Medicare and Medicaid funding and it pushed back the compliance date for federal
contractors to comply with a third vaccination mandate. So where does that leave you? Glad you asked. Read on to learn more.

First, the much-anticipated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ETS for employers of 100 or more employees was published in the Federal Register on Friday. It requires covered employers to establish, implement, and enforce a written mandatory vaccination policy. Alternatively, it requires covered employers to establish, implement, and enforce a written policy allowing any employee not subject to a mandatory vaccination policy to choose either to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of regular testing for COVID-19 and wear a face covering.

(NAHC presented an important new webinar, Unraveling the CMS and OSHA COVID -19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Requirements, on Tuesday, November 16. If you missed it live, you can still watch it at your convenience. It is free to all NAHC members. Learn more and register now!)

The Fifth Circuit then issued a stay on Saturday, citing “grave statutory and constitutional” issues. Thus, for now, the pause button has been hit. The ultimate fate of the ETS, however, may depend on the federal appeals court that hears the merits of the legal challenge. I say this because lawsuits calling for the ETS to be scrapped have been filed in the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits. As a result, there will be a lottery held to determine which court will hear a consolidated challenge to the ETS. The matter will then likely go to the Supreme Court.

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New Publicly Reported Hospice Quality Measures: Hospice Care Index & Hospice Visits in Last Days of Life

  • November 30, 2021
  • Noon to 1:00PM Eastern
  • REGISTER
  • Free to NAHC members!

Two new claims-based measures will be publicly reported in 2022 – HCI and HVLDL.  The HCI is brand new to hospices and includes ten different indicators of performance comprising the Index.  It is a measure that is complex and utilizes hospice claims data over a two-year period.  Hospices have many questions about each of the ten indicators, calculation of the Index score, and expected performance for each of the indicators as well as the Index.  This session will focus primarily on these aspects of the HCI and what hospices should be addressing in daily operations to impact the HCI, but will also include a review of the HVLDL and its most frequently asked questions.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the HCI measure and each of its ten indicators
  2. Explain the performance calculations for the ten HCI indicators and the Index
  3. Share a forecast of the expected public reporting timeframe for the HCI
  4. Provide suggestions for preparing for public reporting and performance improvement
  5. Review the HVLDL most frequently asked questions

FACULTY:

  • Katie Wehri, Director of Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Affairs, NAHC
  • Jennifer Hale, MSN BS RN CHPN, Vice President, Clinical Quality and Standards, Compassus

Registration Fees:

  • Members: Free
  • Non-members: $99

REGISTER

NAHC Webinar: CMS & OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:00pm-4:30pm ET REGISTER Free to NAHC members! Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules…

NAHC Webinar: OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm ET
  • REGISTER
  • Free to NAHC members!

Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules is absolutely essential.

On November 5, 2021, both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued rules that mandate COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing for all staff. In addition, healthcare providers are also subject to the requirements of the OSHA COVID 19 ETS that was issued on June 21.2021.

This presentation will review the requirements of the

  • CMS Health Care Staff Vaccination;
  • Interim Final Rule and OSHA COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing;
  • Emergency Temporary Standard for home health, hospice and home care agencies.

Discussions will also include the intersection of the three  COVID-19 rules and their impact on health care provider operations.

Faculty: Mary Carr, V.P. for Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

PRICE:

  • Free Members
  • $99 for Non Members

REGISTER NOW!

NAHC Webinar: CMS & OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:00pm-4:30pm ET REGISTER Free to NAHC members! Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules…

NAHC Webinar: Final Hospice Survey Reforms: Implications for Providers

Friday, November 5, 2021 Noon to 1:00PM Eastern REGISTER NOW Free to NAHC members! In late 2020 Congress enacted significant changes to the hospice survey process, including creation of a “Special Focus” program for poor performing hospice providers, expansion of the remedies that CMS can use to penalize seriously deficient hospices, and requirements that CMS…