FirstLight Home Care has promoted Kerri Pendley, a member of the HCAOA’s Board of Directors, to the position of Chief Growth Officer. Her primary focus as the Chief Growth Officer will be driving business growth by identifying new avenues for revenue and establishing the necessary mechanisms to achieve those goals. She is known for her data-driven approach, predictability, and scalability, which she previously demonstrated by successfully developing the National Accounts department and expanding service offerings, including skilled care, at FirstLight.
Ohio Chapter Conference Focused on Workforce Issues and Business Growth, OH DOH Forwards Update on License Applications
Last Tuesday, dozens of members of the Ohio Chapter met at Wesley Glenn Retirement Community, in Columbus, for the Ohio Chapter Conference to network, learn and build their home care businesses.
While officials from the State Health Department were unable to attend the meeting to update members on the progress of issuing licenses to home care agencies, they did send an update on where license applications stand today.
HCAOA is working with ODH to schedule another time for officials to speak with members. Any questions regarding the update should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 18.
On July 26, the Ohio Department of Health held a virtual stakeholder meeting to discuss the proposed regulations for the licensure of Home Health Agencies and Non-Agency Providers, which will begin on October 1, 2022. The HCAOA Ohio Chapter had previously sent recommended regulations in March.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will hold a stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss the licensure of Home Health Agencies and Non-Agency Providers starting October 1, 2022.
HCAOA state chapters are focused on improving access to and the delivery of home care throughout the country. Whether it’s expanding the scope of services that home care aides in Illinois can provide, or advocating for auto accident victims in Michigan, or developing recommendations for Ohio’s new home care license law, or fighting against a bill that would prohibit non-solicitation clauses in Connecticut, HCAOA’s chapters have been doing great work on behalf of all members! Here are some highlights…
HCAOA’s state chapters have hit the ground running in 2022! We’ve just added a new round of chapter meetings to our events calendar, so now is the time to jump in.
In accordance with the budget bill adopted by the 134th General Assembly, the Ohio Department of Medicaid is implementing rate increases for many of Ohio’s fee-for-service home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver programs.
Now that Ohio passed legislation requiring a license to operate a home care agency, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the discussion on what the regulations to implement this new law will look like. Join members of the HCAOA Ohio State Chapter and the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice to discuss requirements for issues such as criminal background checks, training, applications for license and supervision.
Last week, HCAOA members joined members of the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice to review recently passed legislation to license home care agencies. More than 100 agencies joined the symposium either in-person or on zoom to hear the main requirements for a license including criminal background checks, scope of services and application requirements. Click here to view the licensure legislation.
HCAOA’s Ohio State Chapter will be joining the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice on August 25, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to review the new license law for home care agencies that recently passed. This event will focus on what the requirements will be to help agencies prepare for the implementation of the regulation and to ensure members understand what is needed to come into compliance.
HCAOA’s state chapters continue to monitor states’ legislative and regulatory actions. Here’s a quick listing of the most recent home care happenings around the country.
The state Senate recently passed Ohio’s budget bill, which included home care licensure. It will now go to the Conference Committee and finally to the governor for signature. A few weeks ago, HCAOA sent a letter to Representative Ginter. Click here to read the letter.
HCAOA members in Ohio recently participated in a meeting to discuss proposed legislation requiring licensure for Ohio’s medical and non-medical home care services. HCAOA decided to support current legislative language, rather than to propose additional specific services at this time. Click here to read the letter HCAOA sent to Representative Ginter.