Last Wednesday, the Connecticut General Assembly convened it’s 2023 session. Governor Lamont will propose a two-year budget and lawmakers are expected to tackle a number of major issues, including home care.
The HCAOA Connecticut Chapter has remained busy monitoring or participating in policies and programs affecting the home care industry, including the following.
Join HCAOA and partner Careswitch for a series of informative webinars specifically designed to help home care agencies overcome obstacles and build their businesses.
The “Removing Roadblocks to Revenue” webinar series will provide resources and education and is offered to HCAOA members for free.
The series of four webinars begin on Thursday, February 2, and run every Thursday in February, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., EST. Members may choose to attend one webinar or all, at no cost. Registration is required.
Jisella Dolan, the Chief Advocacy Officer for Home Instead, an Honor company, and HCAOA Board member, is one of 50 individuals chosen as part of the first-ever Healthy Ageing 50, honoring leaders from around the globe who are transforming the world to be a better place to grow older, according to a Home Instead press release.
The Healthy Ageing 50 recognizes the winners’ contributions and showcases their work as inspirational leaders helping the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing reach its goals. The Decade (2021-2030) is designed as an opportunity to work together to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live, as set forth in the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CMS released guidance to help states expand access to health care services and address health-related social needs for people with Medicaid coverage. The option of “in lieu of services and settings” in Medicaid managed care will help state offer alternative benefits to address unmet health-related social needs, such as housing instability and food insecurity.
Ensure Compliance for Your Agency with Littler’s Home Care Toolkit – Discount Available for HCAOA Members
Staying current with state and federal law compliance can be complicated. HCAOA partner Littler created a Home Care Toolkit to help home care agencies understand and comply with federal and state employment laws and keep them informed of significant developments that may impact operations.
In a big legislative win for home care, a provision of the EARN Act, heavily supported by HCAOA, was included in Congress’ recent spending bill.
Begin the New Year right by making the most of your HCAOA membership! In January, members in Virginia, Michigan, and West Virginia have free, virtual state chapter meetings. Check the calendar for your state meeting and all other upcoming events by clicking here
Late last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks to ban employers from imposing or enforcing non-compete clauses on workers.
The NPRM invites stakeholders to comment and provide input on the proposed ban and potential alternatives. The notice and comment period will end 60 days from when the NPRM is published in the Federal Register.