Driving Health Care Improvement and Savings through Home Care is HCA’s 2015 State Budget policy statement where we highlight key areas of needed financial, regulatory and programmatic support for the home care system. These policies fall into several main areas:
- The need for state officials to move promptly on home care-managed care regulatory relief and realignment measures already in the cue as part of the state’s Home Care Regulatory Workgroup process;
- Home care capital and vital-access financing for Health Information Technology and other purposes, parallel to the kinds of financial investments otherwise proposed in the budget for other sectors;
- Increased funding for the managed care-home care payment model to reflect core community support needs in an environment of increasing financial fragility. On this latter point, we particularly stress the need for reforms to create efficiencies in the claim, billing and reimbursement process, including timely payment.