Kelleher Testimony on Telehealth Legislation

Alliance Executive Director Pat Kelleher presented testimony before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, along with seven member agencies, including: Partners Home Care, Caritas Home Care, VNA of Boston, VNA of Middlesex-East, VNA of Cape Cod, Hallmark Home Health, and Brandon Woods Home Care. Philips Telehealth also joined the Alliance’s effort in support of … Continue reading “Kelleher Testimony on Telehealth Legislation”

Channel 5 News Report on Telehealth

WCVB-TV News (Channel 5, Boston) recently reported on a telehealth program run by the VA and a local veterans hospital. The story highlights a 50 percent reduction in hospitalization rates and a 38 percent reduction in bed days for veterans signed up with the remote monitoring technology program, which helps keep patients independent and in … Continue reading “Channel 5 News Report on Telehealth”

Agencies, Alliance Testify on Telehealth at Public Hearing

Boston, MA – Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts and several of its member agencies joined State Senator Harriette L. Chandler to testify in support of a legislative proposal on establishing telehealth remote patient monitoring as a reimbursable service through Medicaid. Chandler’s bill was among a list of others that were the subject of a public … Continue reading “Agencies, Alliance Testify on Telehealth at Public Hearing”

Something for Everyone at 2018 NEHCC!

There is something for everyone at the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. See below just some of the topics that may be suited for you! Clinical Directors Stop Sepsis at Home: Learn from the Home Care Association of NY on how to equip your clinicians with educational/preventative, screening and … Continue reading “Something for Everyone at 2018 NEHCC!”

Guest Post: Your Legislators Need to Hear From You

By: Beverly Pavasaris President, Brockton Visiting Nurse Association President, Home Care Alliance Board of Directors With six home care-related bills working their way through the State House and budget meetings in progress, now is an ideal time to get to know your legislators and speak with them about the importance of home health in their … Continue reading “Guest Post: Your Legislators Need to Hear From You”

EOHHS Hosting FY2013 Budget Hearings

The Home Care Alliance is collecting written testimony and encouraging those interested to present oral testimony for upcoming hearings being hosted by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Indications have been made that the upcoming budget will be just as difficult as those in previous … Continue reading “EOHHS Hosting FY2013 Budget Hearings”

HCA Advocacy Day A Success

The Home Care Alliance and State Senator Michael O. Moore hosted a very successful 2011 Home Health Care Advocacy Day at the State House yesterday that brought a great turnout of agencies and legislative staff to hear issues of importance, including HCA’s legislative priorities. More than 60 attendees consisting of legislators, legislative staff, HCA members, … Continue reading “HCA Advocacy Day A Success”

Nurse Applauds Congressman McGovern for Visit

In appreciation of Congressman Jim McGovern’s recent home visit with Community VNA of Attleboro, the nurse who the Congressman accompanied wrote an Op-Ed praising McGovern’s support of home health issues. The editorial appears here in the Attleboro Sun-Chronicle. Sandy Legg-Forgiel was the registered nurse and telemonitoring coordinator for Community VNA who brought Congressman McGovern on … Continue reading “Nurse Applauds Congressman McGovern for Visit”