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Only one week left until #election2020, have you already voted or have your plan in place to do so within the next week? If not, be sure to request your absentee ballot by 10/29 OR better yet - do it right now!
There is still time to request a ballot by mail at https://myvote.wi.gov. You can mail back your ballot, drop off at a local ballot box, vote early, or vote on election day with a mask, physically distancing and washing your hands!
Find more information here: https://www.wpha.org/mpage/VoteSafeWisconsin2020
The Electronic Visit Verification Portal Functionality User Guide was recently revised and posted to the ForwardHealth Portal on October 27, 2020. The worker electronic visit verification start date information in the Worker Association section of the user guide has been updated.
The RELI Group, along with its partners TMF Health Quality Institute and CGS, is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop, produce and disseminate provider-specific comparative data reports, referred to as the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report, or PEPPER. PEPPER summarizes one provider’s Medicare claims data statistics and provides comparative data with the state, jurisdiction and nation. Providers can review the PEPPER to evaluate their statistics and determine whether they should take any actions, such as reviewing records to ensure the care provided was necessary, and that documentation supports the diagnosis codes and services billed.
We would like to encourage providers to access this free comparative billing report and utilize it as a tool to support their auditing and monitoring efforts. With that in mind, would you consider sharing the one page summary (attached), electronically via e-mail or newsletter, with your membership?
TMF Health Quality Institute
TODAY is the beginning of early and in-person voting here in Wisconsin. Be sure to bring an ID and double check your local voting hours at https://myvote.wi.gov before you go. Find more about voting safely at https://www.wpha.org/mpage/VoteSafeWisconsin2020 @WIPublicHealth #VoteSafeWI2020
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
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November is National Home Care Month, a special time to recognize and celebrate the practice of home care and all of the individuals who make it possible. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is excited to partner with CellTrak to award deserving home care aides with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals and advance their careers.
TODAY is the last day to register to vote online. You can then receive your ballot by mail or vote early in the upcoming election! Voting absentee and returning by mail or drop-off is the best way to exercise your right to vote while also staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register and request your absentee ballot here: https://myvote.wi.gov.
Find more about voting safely at https://www.wpha.org/mpage/VoteSafeWisconsin2020 @WIPublicHealth #VoteSafeWI2020
The 2020 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo is a virtual conference taking place October 19-21. There are more than 30 education sessions, general sessions and keynotes, as well as daily roundtable discussion and more than 30 sessions available on-demand in the Learning Lab and Wellness Lobby. The conference theme is Our Health: Caring for the Caregiver, and the featured keynote speaker is Leon Logothetis of Netflix’s The Kindness Diaries. Learn more and register for the conference at 2020Annual.NAHC.org, and use the discount code NAHC2020WI to get $100 off your registration (discount can only be used for new registrations).
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has launched a newsletter to explain electronic visit verification in a clear and conversational way. The first issue contains information about the provider and worker identification processes and getting ready for Day 1 of EVV. Further issues of Your Key to EVV will be posted to the newsletter’s library page.
The conference will be a mix of live presentations and recordings. On Tuesday, November 3, the conference kicks off with live presentations featuring:
William A. Dombi, Esq.
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD
Enterprise Epidemiologist, Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
M. Aaron Little, CPA
Our organization has joined the Vote Safe Wisconsin 2020 Coalition! We are committed to sharing with our community partners about encouraging safe voting! We encourage you to vote absentee, early, or with a mask and social distance at the polls! Join us and learn more: https://www.wpha.org/mpage/VoteSafeWisconsin2020.
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