Furthering our goal to create collaborative relationships across the industry, ElevatingHOME and VNAA work together with countless industry partners to shape the future of home-based health care by taking part in many industry events, forums and workgroups including:
- CMS Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) Program
- CMS Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
- Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (CTAC)
- Disability and Aging Coalition (DAC)
- Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO)
- Mapping Community Palliative Care
- National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition
- National Quality Forum’s NQP Opioid Stewardship Action Team
- Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC)
CMS Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) Program
ElevatingHOME & VNAA also take part in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) program which support the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) standards and interoperability programs. The purpose of this program is to help reduce administrative burden for providers, increase interoperability among systems and organizations across the public and private sectors and improve provider-to-provider communication. ElevatingHOME and VNAA are joined by industry stakeholders from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss the best ways to facilitate and expand the secure electronic exchange of health information among organizations in accordance with nationally recognized standards. You can learn more about EMDI here.
CMS Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
ElevatingHOME and VNAA have also joined the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Technical Expert Panel (TEP) focusing on the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) which convened February 1, 2018 to collect perspectives, feedback, and recommendations from a wide variety of industry experts and representatives regarding the public comments received on the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM). Learn more about TEP here.
Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
ElevatingHOME and VNAA are proud to belong to the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) which is dedicated to the ideal that all Americans with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. C-TAC's mission is to achieve this by empowering consumers, changing the health delivery system, improving public and private policies, and enhancing provider capacity. Learn more about C-TAC here.
Disability and Aging Coalition (DAC)
ElevatingHOME and VNAA are part of the Disability and Aging Coalition (DAC) lead by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) which was created to advance long-term services and supports for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The coalition is now focused primarily on enhancing access to home and community-based services (HCBS), rebalancing, and ensuring consumer engagement, protections, and quality in duals integration and managed long-term services and supports (LTSS). Learn more about DAC here.
Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO)
ElevatingHOME and VNAA join more than 70 organizations dedicated to preserving and strengthening the well-being of America’s older population with their membership to LCAO. LCAO is a large coalition of the nation’s non-profit organizations with the mission to provide a voice for seniors and their families in the ongoing national debate on aging policy. Learn more about LCAO here.
Mapping Community Palliative Care
ElevatingHOME and VNAA are proud to support the Center to Advance Palliative Care's Mapping Community Palliative Care. Participating programs have the option to be listed in the Provider Directory on getpalliativecare.org, the leading online resource for palliative care information. The Mapping Project will build a comprehensive inventory of community-based programs across all service settings to develop estimates of palliative care access in communities across the country and track growth over time. If you have a community-based palliative care program, we encourage you to take a few minutes to take this short survey. Click here to learn more and participate. Visit the Palliative Care Program Directory here.
National Quality Forum’s NQP Opioid Stewardship Action Team
ElevatingHOME & VNAA took part in the National Quality Partners (NQP) Opioid Stewardship Action Team which convened industry leaders to create a venue for national collaboration to help curb the opioid epidemic. The final product was to create the NQP Playbook: Opioid Stewardship which you can purchase here.
Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC)
ElevatingHOME and VNAA take part in the Patient Quality of Life Coalition which was formed to advance the interests of patients and families facing serious illness, including survivors. The Coalition has developed a consensus-based agenda aimed at promoting public policy that will improve and expand access to high-quality palliative care and is made up of more than 40 non-governmental organizations dedicated to improving quality of care and quality of life for these adults and children. Learn more about PQLC here.