Posts Tagged ‘Legislative Day at the Capitol’

Legislature Passes Budget, Increases Home Health Reimbursement for First Time Since 1987

May 3, 2013

FL capitolThe Florida Legislature adjourned today by passing a $74.2 billion budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which runs July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Major components of the state’s largest ever budget includes raises up to $3,500 for public school teachers, money for Florida Forever’s land-conservation program and to protect the state’s springs, increased funding for public universities and state colleges, as well as the first Medicaid home health reimbursement rate increase in 26 years. (more…)

Home Care Professionals Lobby Lawmakers in Tallahassee

March 15, 2013

lobbyforhomecareMore than 40 Florida home care professionals descended on the Capitol in Tallahassee this week to lobby state lawmakers on home care industry issues, including the AHCA home health quarterly report and Medicaid reimbursement rates. In total, attendees met with 72 lawmakers, including every legislator that serves on a committee with jurisdiction over health care and spending matters. (more…)

Lobby for Home Care in Tallahassee & Washington Next Month!

February 15, 2013

March on Washington 2011This year brings opportunities and more challenges for the home care industry at the state and federal level, and the time is now for Florida home care professionals to step up and advocate for our industry! In March, HCAF will host its two annual advocacy days — Legislative Day in Tallahassee and the March on Washington. These events are made possible through support grants by Community Health Accreditation Program & Medline Industries.

Why should you attend?

In Tallahassee, HCAF is seeking to reduce the AHCA quarterly report fine as well as Medicaid rate increases for skilled nursing (RN/LPN) and Private Duty Nursing. We are also asking state lawmakers to continue rebalancing state spending toward home and community based care and away from more expensive institutional care, and to remove burdensome regulations that do not impact quality of care. In Washington, HCAF will continue urging Congress to adequately reimburse providers for home health care services, to oppose any calls for a home health copay and to get rid of unnecessary and expensive regulations. We can’t make our case without you! (more…)

Calling All Advocates! Lobby for Home Care at HCAF’s 2013 Advocacy Days

January 18, 2013

Act Now - Red Button2013 brings opportunities and more challenges for the home care industry at the state and federal level, and the time is here for Florida home care professionals to step up and advocate for our industry! In March, HCAF will host its two annual advocacy days – Legislative Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee and the March on Washington. HCAF would also like to thank Medline Industries for generously sponsoring our 2013 advocacy days!

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Home Care Leaders Descend on Tallahassee for 3rd Annual Legislative Day

February 10, 2012

State Rep. Richard Corcoran with BAYADA Home Health Care representatives

Home care professionals from across Florida descended on the state capitol in Tallahassee last week for HCAF’s third annual Legislative Day at the Capitol.

Each spring during the Florida legislative session, HCAF invites industry professionals to lobby state lawmakers about the importance of home health care and pending legislation that impacts the home care industry. Industry leaders met with more than 50 legislators, most of whom serve on influential health care committees in the legislature, and it proved to be a very successful day all around. “It was great! Very educational and interesting. Everything was very well planned out and executed,” said one participant.

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Save the Date for HCAF’s 2012 Legislative Day at the Capitol!

October 19, 2011

HCAF is excited to announce that our third annual Legislative Day at the Capitol will take place on February 1, 2012! Each Spring, HCAF hosts a two-day advocacy event in Tallahassee with a goal of getting Florida home care professionals in front of state lawmakers to discuss industry issues during the 60-day legislative session.

Click here to download a Save the Date Flyer! (more…)