ALBANY — Today the state Assembly held a public hearing on home care workforce issues.
This hearing follows an earlier one, held last week (on February 22) in New York City. HCA sent the following statement in response to the February 22 hearing: http://hca-nys.org/policy-positions/hca-statement-state-assembly-hearing-on-home-care-workforce-issues.
Today’s HCA testimony in Albany was presented by HCA Executive Vice President Al Cardillo. The testimony can be downloaded from our website at: http://hca-nys.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Testimony-of-Home-Care-Association-of-NYS_Homecare-Workforce-Hearing-2-27-2017.pdf.
“The public health system has been reconfigured to require and rely on ready access to timely, capable and person-centered home care,” Mr. Cardillo said. “Current governmental policies and reforms are rapidly and substantially deepening this reliance.” Continue reading “HCA, Member Providers Testify at NY Assembly Hearing on Home Care Workforce Issues”
On January 25, 2016, HCA delivered testimony on the proposed State Budget before a joint legislative health committee. HCA’s testimony is available here.
HCA Executive Vice President Al Cardillo delivers testimony before a joint legislative budget panel on the 2015-16 Executive State Budget.
“Home care is vital to new, priority state policies, and to the evolving health care delivery and payment models”
HCA President Joanne Cunningham delivers testimony before a joint legislative budget panel on the 2014-15 Executive State Budget. HCA’s priorities are as follows:
- Regulatory streamlining and alignment are needed to support the efficiency, quality, orderly structure and payment of home care services under managed care.
- Services, including mandated home care wage laws (under the Wage Parity Law) and service delivery regulations, must be appropriately funded and reimbursed.
- Budget language is needed to support innovative hospital-home care models for patient services, system improvement and community health.
- “Essential Personnel” status is vital for supporting home care and hospice personnel during emergency response.