The Home Care Alliance has been busy working with state representatives to file amendments to the recently released House version of the state’s FY16 budget. Now that those proposals are submitted, it is time to gain crucial support by asking other reps to cosponsor these amendments.
The amendments include the following proposals:
- An increase in MassHealth rates for visiting nurses (filed by Rep. Sean Garballey)
- Creating a commission to study state oversight options for private-pay home care agencies (filed by Rep. Mark Cusack)
- An increase in MassHealth rates for home health aide services (filed by Rep. Chris Walsh)
- A study of MassHealth’s Third Part Liability Billing process (filed by Rep. Paul Brodeur)
Agencies and advocates can send an email through HCA’s Advocacy Center just by clicking on the message, filling out the contact info form, and hitting “send.” The message will automatically shoot off to the correct Representative based on the address you enter.
Private pay home care agencies can send their own message for just the Study Commission language here, or a message can be sent for all the Alliance’s priorities here.
Any questions can be directed to James Fuccione at the Alliance.
Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.