Attend Legislative Day 2017

21 March 2017
Linda Patry

This year's Legislative Day event will be held May 1st and 2nd

Dear Members and Friends,

National AAHAM's annual Legislative Day looks to be an exciting one this year.  They have chosen a topic of Observation Stay; Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2017.  All of us involved with patients in a hospital setting are seeing ever increasing numbers of patients in Observation status and this places quite a burden on patients, their families, UR at the hospitals and countless others when a SNF stay is needed upon discharge.  There have been two bills introduced in Congress in support of extending SNF coverage to some patients that meet the criteria.  This is an excellent time not only for PFS and Revenue Integrity staff to attend Legislative Day, but UR staff as well.  With all of us there we can help bring these topics to life for our Senators and Congressman.  Please see the accompanying information from National AAHAM on the bills.  There is also a link to AAHAM's website so that you can easily register for this year's event.  I will be there and I'm hoping to see as many of our Virginia members as possible to support AAHAM and to meet with our members of Congress.   

For more information on the 2017 Legislative Day Topic and to register for the event, please go to:  http://www.aaham.org/Events/LegislativeDay.aspx

Best regards,

David

David Nicholas, CRCE-I

President, The Virginia Chapter of AAHAM




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