2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Annual Report highlights the Alliance and Foundation’s achievements and finances over the past 12 months.

Our 2022 Annual Report highlights the Alliance and Foundation’s achievements and finances over the past 12 months.

Highlights from the Past Year

  • Updated and revised the Alliance Bylaws to create a Hospice Member category and restructure the board to be more representative of the membership
  • Worked with an outside consultant to develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion self-assessment tool for member agencies
  • Created a home care leaders of color group facilitated by Charlene Brown to provide networking and peer support
  • Conducted member forums to gather input, and then submitted detailed comments and recommendations to MassHealth on revisions to home health, continuous skilled nursing, and hospice regulations
  • Researched and identified reliable resources for PPE (www.ppe-buyers.com and www.bttnusa.com) to reduce impacts of supply-chain disruptions.
  • Collaborated with Barbara Citarella of RBC Limited to produce an e-book on Workplace Safety for Occupational Exposure to COVID-19.
  • Identified a new preferred partner for retirement plans in Mutual of America
  • Successfully advocated for continuation/expansion of ARPA and Enough Pay to Stay rate add-on investments
  • Worked with HCA Council and the legislature to translate the recommendations from the Home Care Licensure Commission into a legislative bill
  • Successfully advocated for inclusion of a $13.5M Home Health Student Loan Repayment program and $16.5M workforce development grant program as part of the legislature’s initiative to appropriate American Rescue Plan Act funds.
  • Worked with the MHA Post-Acute Care Transitions workgroup on COVID and capacity issues across the continuum.
  • Increased frequency of Clinical Director and Quality Improvement Group meetings to monthly.
  • Testified at the MassHealth Hearing regarding the proposed Hospice Regulations, requesting a number of changes and clarifications to the regulations as proposed, as well as urging MassHealth to conduct provider education about the revised regulations.
  • Established an Infectious Disease Management Group/Listserv and hosted an educational meeting , and Hospice Infection Control Expert presenting Infection Prevention and Control COVID Update.
  • Developed a 5-hour webinar series, for home health clinicians and managers entitled Home Health 101: Orientation to Home Health Compliance
  • Advocated for and communicated to members COVID relief funding for providers and employers
  • Thousands of member regulatory and pandemic-related questions

Read the full report below.

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