Monthly Archives: February 2013

15 February 2013

Proposed Rule for VA Agreements Impacts Adult Day Centers

Posted February 15, 2013 in Public Policy

A proposed rule change has been introduced by the Veterans Administration that would implement the VA’s authority to use Medicare procedures to enter into provider agreements with extended care services such as Adult Day Health Centers, home health and hospice.  Under this proposed rule, VA would be able to obtain extended care services for veterans from providers who are closer to veterans’ homes and communities.

View the proposed rule in the Federal Register at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-13/pdf/2013-02993.pdf

Comments must be received by the VA on or before March 15, 2013.

Written comments may be submitted by email through http://www.regulations.gov; by mail or handdelivery to Director, Regulations Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273–9026. Comments should indicate that they are submitted in response to ‘‘RIN 2900–AO15, Use of Medicare Procedures to Enter Into Provider Agreements for Extended Care Services.’’

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Schoeps, Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (10P4G), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; (202) 461–6763. (This is not a toll-free number.)

12 February 2013

Join Adult Day Services Advocates in Washington, DC on April 15-16, 2013

Posted February 12, 2013 in Events in Events / Conference

Join adult day services supporters in for the second annual National Adult Day Services Association Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., April 15-16, 2013. 

April 15, 2013   6:00pm Join us on Monday evening for networking. We will be gathering to meet each other, share ideas, dine together, prepare for legislative meetings. Dinner is included in registration fee.  (Holiday Inn)

April 16, 2013

7:30 – 9:00 am  Breakfast, Public Policy Education Session (Holiday Inn)

10:00 am – until  Congressional Hill visits-NADSA will provide assistance with scheduling meetings with Congressional staff/members of Congress for registrations received before March 27, 2013.

Event Registration (Includes Monday dinner, Tuesday breakfast, leave-behind packets for legislative visits, assistance scheduling legislative visits for registrants before March 27.  Does not include costs for lodging or transportation)

NADSA members:  $149 (before March 27)              $199 (after March 27)

Non-NADSA members:  $199 (before March 27)     $249 (after March 27)

 

Register for the National Adult Day Services Association Capitol Hill Day

in the NADSA online store at www.nadsa.org

 

Hotel Arrangements:

Holiday Inn Washington, DC-Central/White House

1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Holiday Inn Washington DC- Central/White House Hotel is located in downtown Washington, DC at the north west corner of 15th street & Rhode Island Avenue, NW. (Check our Google info map for Holiday Inn Central DC and the surrounding area.)

Nearby Landmarks?

  • 6 blocks north of the White House.
    • 4 blocks north of the Metro Subway Blue & Orange lines (McPherson Square -Vermont Ave. / White House exit)
    • 4 blocks south-west of Metro Subway Red line (Dupont Circle Station)

ROOMS:  A limited number of rooms has been reserved for $209 (plus tax) per room per night.  Reservation deadline is March 14, 2013. Indicate your affiliation with NADSA to receive the reduced room rate.

Reservations:  http://www.inndc.com/NADSA 1-800-holiday or call the hotel directly at 202-483-2000

Parking:  $32 per day for self-parking with in/out privileges

Transportation:

From Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Distance: 4.0 MI/6.44 KM NORTH to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): $25.00  (Super Shuttle offers 10% discount to Holiday Inn guests)
Taxi Charge (one way): $20.00
METRO Charge: From $1.60 (based on time of day)

                                          

8 February 2013

National Adult Day Services Association Seeks Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers for 2013 National Conference

Posted February 8, 2013 in Events / Conference

The National Adult Day Services Association is seeking sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers for the 2013 National Adult Day Services Conference in Louisville, KY, on October 10-12, 2013.  Presented by National Adult Day Services Association & KY Association of Adult Day Care, the annual premiere education event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, Louisville, KY“Adult Day Services: Pushing Boundaries to Reach New Heights” is a perfect venue to Get your message to hundreds of people involved with adult day services across the United States and Canada.

Partner with the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) and the Kentucky Association of Adult Day Centers (KAAD) by sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising at our upcoming conference.

Our conference is expected to draw 350+ professionals in the field of adult day services: educators, researchers, students, policy makers, persons interested in opening a center and others with an interest in home and community-based care.  If your business has products, services or programs that benefit older adults, this brochure outlines a broad array of opportunities that connect you to the adult day services network in the United States.  We have a number of creative packages from which to choose.  We are happy to discuss these opportunities with you or customize one just for you!

We value your interest and support and look forward to showcasing your business at this year’s conference.  Learn more.