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Report: Higher Medicaid Rate Needed to Address Private Duty Nursing Shortage in Colorado
Posted: February 29, 2024

An analysis conducted on behalf of the Home Care and Hospice Association of Colorado (HHAC) found Colorado falls short in the supply of private duty nurses to support its Medicaid enrollees as a result of the state’s low PDN Medicaid reimbursement rates.

 


Public Hearing Locations Selected by Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board
Posted: February 6, 2024

The locations, dates and tentative times for public hearings to be conducted by the Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board have been selected by the board.

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Home Care Providers Face Perfect Storm in 2024
Posted: January 9, 2024

Several key challenges face home care providers heading into the 2024 Colorado legislative session, which begins Wednesday, Jan. 10. While there is no shortage of demand for home care services, there are unfunded mandates that continue to multiply, chronically deficient state funding, and barriers to patient access and provider certification.

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New Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board Holds First Meeting
Posted: December 6, 2023

The Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board, created last year by the Colorado Legislature to recommend policy changes for direct care employment standards – such as compensation and working hours – met for the first time Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. This was largely an organizational meeting for the 15-member board, which includes a representative from the Home Care and Hospice Association of Colorado (HHAC), Eliza Schultz.

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Board Members Selected for the Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board
Posted: November 13, 2023

Board members have been selected for the newly created Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board established under Senate Bill 23-261

The 15-member board includes 12 members who represent employers, employees and consumers, and three members from the following state departments: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). 

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Update on the 2023 Colorado Legislative Session
Posted: June 6, 2023

The 2023 legislative session has drawn to a close at the capitol. Among the many issues that legislators took up this year were bills that impact Medicaid reimbursement rates, the timeline for issuing death certificates and the state’s engagement with workers who provide personal care services in Colorado.

Increased Medicaid Reimbursement Rates 

The Colorado Legislature this year approved... 

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Statement on Home Care Priorities Heading into Legislative Session
Posted: January 6, 2023

HHAC released a statement today in advance of the upcoming Colorado legislative session, which will convene Jan. 9, 2023.

 


HHAC Requests Increased Medicaid Reimbursement Rates
Posted: November 29, 2022

The Colorado Legislature reconvenes on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. However, the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) has already begun meeting and deciding on budget priorities. That’s why HHAC is already hard at work for you at the capitol, educating policymakers about the need for increased reimbursement rates.

 


Highlights from the 2022 Colorado Legislative Session
Posted: July 25, 2022

The 2022 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly was both historic and challenging. However, HHAC’s advocacy team was able to once again boost HHAC’s profile, gain key advocates with members of the General Assembly and influence important policy discussions that affect our membership.