VNAA Meets with MedPAC on Home Health’s Role in New Care Delivery and Payment Models
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
by: VNAA Policy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy




On June 4, VNAA members and staff lead by Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA, met with the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to discuss how home health is a critical element in healthcare innovations. MedPAC officials queried VNAA leaders on a number of key points, including fee-for-service vs. episodic vs. shared savings/risk payment models.

VNAA discussed the following key innovations:

  • Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Models(Mary DeVeau, Concord Regional VNA, Concord, NH and Rey Spadoni, VNA of Boston, Charlestown, MA)
  • Community-Based Care Transitions Program(Steve Landers, VNA Health Group, Red Bank, NJ)
  • Independence at Home (Lynn Jones, Christiana care VNA, New Castle, DE)
  • Health Information Exchange Initiative (Joseph Scopelliti, Jr., VNA Health System, Shamokin, PA)
  • Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Program (Joseph Scopelliti, Jr., VNA Health System, Shamokin, PA)
  • Medicare Shared Savings Plan (MSSP) demonstration project(Ellen Rothberg, VNA HealthCare, Inc., Hartford, CT)

MedPAC participants included Executive Director Mark Miller, Evan Christman (home health), Carol Carter (post-acute care) and Jeffery Stensland, (ACO).

The meeting was held as part of VNAA’s ongoing education effort with MedPAC staff and commissioners. MedPAC Executive Director Mark Miller has accepted an invitation to provide a keynote speech at VNAA’s September 18-19 Public Policy Leadership Conference. To learn more about the conference or to register, please click here.
 
Kathleen Sheehan, Vice President of Public Policy for VNAA, coordinated this meeting and would be glad to answer any questions about our outreach to MedPAC. You can contact her at ksheehan@vnaa.org or at 202-384-1456.
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