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Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Top Concern, 2017 Advocacy Focus  

 

The Association continues to advocate for both home health and home care agencies regarding EVV implementation challenges and drafted legislation to be introduced by the Human Services Committee during the 2017 CT legislative session.

The CT Mirror ran an extensive new article, "Home Care Agencies Warn New System Could Cause Major Problems", on Dec. 30 quoting the Association, home health and home care providers, and DSS. Connecticut Mirror Article

The Association held an EVV legislative public forum with providers and state officials on 10/17/16.  View the replay here.


 

CT Behavioral Home Health Provider members and Association leaders hosted a public forum for state legislators and officials from DSS, DPH, and OPM to discuss the impact of the proposed 15% reimbursement cut to behavioral health nursing on the client population. More than 100 people attended, including advocates for the mentally ill. 

 

Watch the 2.5 hour television coverage by clicking on the image above.

 

 

 

Invite your legislators on a home health or hospice visit!

Join a national campaign to elevate state and federal legislators' understanding and value of home-based care by inviting them for a ride-along with your caregiver staff during the holiday season when our legislators are home and looking for opportunities to connect with their constituents and local business owners in their legislative districts.

Simply call your state legislator's CT district office (click here to find your local representative) and ask to speak with the staffer in charge of scheduling. Offer a visit in a town within their legislative district (ask which town they may want to have the visit in). Offer a photo opportunity! The legislator's staff can take a photo and submit to the media (be sure to get your employee's and the patient's permission first by having them sign off on your agency's photo/press release form - SAMPLE form here).

Members - Post your photo or story on social media using the national hashtag #HomeCareVisit and send to Rebecca Taylor for publication in our weekly e-newsletter!

 

View National Report 

Caring for America‚Äôs Seniors: The Value of Home Care

produced by Home Care Association of America & Global Coalition on Aging