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Senate Passes RAISE Family Caregivers Act, Bill Will Go to President for Signature

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018

The U.S. Senate passed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include Support and Engage) Family Caregivers Act on Monday night, a significant victory for NAHC and all allies of home health and caregivers, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice reports. NAHC championed this legislation and helped usher its passage through both the House and the Senate and we look forward to it being signed into law by the president.

The RAISE Family Caregivers Act will:

  • Implement the federal Commission on Long-Term Care’s bipartisan recommendation that Congress require the development of a national strategy to support family caregivers.
  • Create an advisory body to bring together relevant federal agencies and others from the private and public sectors to advise and make recommendations.
  • Identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers and be updated annually.

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Happy New Year From HCAC!

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018

The Home Care Association of Colorado hopes that this holiday season has been wonderful and filled with joy for you and your loved ones. We wish you happiness and prosperity in 2018!

Be sure to visit our website calendar to see new events that will be happening throughout this upcoming year, and remember to save-the-date for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference, May 16-18, 2018 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek! The theme of this conference is Q3: Quality Of Care, Quality At Work, Quality At Home. Registration opening soon!

Not an HCAC member? Make it your new year resolution to join today!



Gov. Hickenlooper Appoints Kim Bimestefer As Executive Director Of Colorado’s Department Of Health Care Policy & Financing

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018

DENVER —  Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Kim Bimestefer will be the next executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Health Care Policy & Financing administers Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and the Child Health Plan Plus as well as a variety of other programs serving more than 1.3 million Coloradans.

“Kim is an experienced health care leader and innovator,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “We are fortunate to have someone with Kim’s tenure of leading health care organizations join our team.”

Bimestefer most recently ran her own consulting company, helping organizations navigate the many changes facing the health care industry. She was president and general manager of Cigna Mountain States and chair of Cigna Healthcare of Colorado from 2012-2016. Bimestefer also founded and then spent 10 years as president and general manager for Cigna’s Taft-Hartley & Federal Business Segment. She began her health care career at a nonprofit insurance company in 1988, rising to a board-appointed officer overseeing about half the company’s membership and revenue.

“I look forward to collaborating with the health care industry and being part of an incredible team that is passionate about serving Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens and committed to improving the health of Colorado,” said Kim Bimestefer.

Bimestefer has been active in the Colorado Forum, Colorado Concern, and the Colorado Women’s Chamber. She served on many boards including the Colorado Association of Health Plans, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the American Heart Association, and the Precious Child Advisory Board. She also has chaired several community events, such as the American Cancer Society’s CEOs against Cancer.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Towson State University and her MBA from Loyola College of Maryland.

Bimestefer’s appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2018.


Please Welcome HCAC’s Newest 2018 Members

Posted: Jan. 3, 2018

Please help us welcome our most recently renewed/new members:

Home Health/Care Providers: 

  • All for Kids Home Health 
  • Alpha Omega Home Health Care, Inc. 
  • Alpine Homecare, LLC
  • Amblicab
  • At Home Health Care
  • Greeley Center for Independence 
  • Hildebrand Home Care Inc.
  • Hilltop Home Care 
  • Interim Healthcare
  • KidsCare Therapy of Colorado
  • Kit Carson Memorial Hospital HomeHealth
  • Nightingale's Home Care 
  • OvationCare, Inc.
  • Professional Home Health Care, Inc.
  • PSA Healthcare
  • SCL Home Health LLC 
  • VitalCare Corporation

Allied Members:

  • Alpha Omega Healthcare Solutions, LLC
  • CellTrak
  • Sandata Technologies 
  • Shield Healthcare

Has your agency or organization's membership expired, or do you want to join HCAC? Providers, click here for more information on membership and to join. If you are a company that provides good or services to home health/care providers, please join as an Allied member by clicking here.

Thank you for your support!

If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].


Make Joining An HCAC Council One Of Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted Jan. 1, 2018

HCAC members are enthusiastically encouraged to participate in the councils and project teams of the Home Care Association of Colorado. 

The association's councils coordinate and direct the work of the association's project teams; our project teams will research issues, develop positions, and carry out the work of HCAC. Your agency must be a current member to participate in a council(s). Not a member? Join us!

Eight to 12 persons are appointed to serve on each of five councils. Every effort will be made to appoint qualified persons who represent HCAC's membership profile with a broad diversity in geographic location, type of home care business, size of company and major services. The councils are:

  • Education/Professional Development Council
  • Legislative/Advocacy Council
  • Member Value & Service Council
  • Reimbursement/Regulatory Council
  • Private Pay Council


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