Category: Testimony

HCA’s 2017 State Budget Testimony

On February 16, 2017, HCA delivered testimony on the proposed State Budget before a joint legislative health committee. HCA’s testimony is available here.

HCA’s 2016 State Budget Testimony

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’s 2015 State Budget Testimony

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’s 2014 State Budget Testimony

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.