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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.