Mid-March 2018 Newsletter
Executive Director's Message
Jill and CVHHH Board member Mary Hood at Town Meeting Day.
Town Meeting and Crossover
The legislature is back in Montpelier this week after a weeklong Town Meeting break. During that time, I had the opportunity to attend my local Town Meeting and make the motion to support the appropriation of town funds to help our local home health agency bring services to the people of Middlesex. A community member who serves on the board of the local agency did a terrific job speaking on behalf of the organization and the motion passed easily. All of the VNAs of Vermont agencies are deeply grateful for the support of towns across Vermont. Check out our  In the News section for an op-ed I wrote in honor of Town Meeting Day about the importance of home health in our communities.
Back in Montpelier this week, policymakers will be finishing up work on policy bills on the floors of the House and Senate. The House Appropriations Committee will prepare a budget bill for a vote on the House floor next week. This is a good juncture to report on the status of every policy bill that impacts home health agencies in our annual crossover report. While some bills may be adjusted by amendment on the floor, major surprises are unlikely. If there are any significant changes, we'll let you know in our next newsletter. 
Think Spring!

Jill Mazza Olson
Executive Director
Upcoming Events
March 14 | 3 p.m. ET
Hosted by CMS
March 14 | 10 a.m. ET
2017 Actuals: Options for Overage:  Vote
2019 Hospital Budget Guidance: Potential Vote
March 14 | 10 a.m. ET 
Certificate of Need:
Green Mountain Surgery Center
Data Governance Council: Proposed Vote
Recommendation on OneCare Vermont Certification
March 15 | 1 p.m. ET
Hosted by Elevating Home/GSK
Therapy Documentation in Home Health
March 15 | 2 p.m. ET
Hosted by Curaport
Fee Required
March 15 | 2 p.m. ET
Hosted by HHQI
March 19-20, 2018
Hosted by National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Washington, DC
March 20 | 2 p.m. ET
Hosted by Curaport
Fee Required
March 21 | 1 p.m. ET

March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by OneCare Vermont
In-person event
March 28 | 1 p.m. ET

Save the date: OneCare Provider Panel (Jill Olson to appear)
March 29 | 5 to 7 p.m. ET (More information to come.)
Hosted by OneCare Vermont
Vermont State House Cafeteria
In-person event

Upcoming Conferences
J6/JK Home Health and Hospice Medicare Summit 2018:
Maintaining a Healthy Compliance Program
hosted by National Government Services
September 19 & 20 | The Orleans, Las Vegas, NV 
Save the Date! Registration opens in February.
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