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Submit your nomination for the 2024 awards by April 26, 2024

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Florida Senate committee unanimously passes SB 1798 to enable APRNs and PAs to order and receive reimbursement for Medicaid-funded home health services

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Register now to ensure your voice is heard in Congress!

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The deadline to confirm your listing is March 15, 2024

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Unlock invaluable insights and strategies for employee retention from GenCare Resources' Olive Gaye

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HB 935 has been referred to the Senate, where it will undergo the final committee review

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Don't miss out on the opportunity to stay informed and connected in the world of home care. Explore the winter edition of Florida at Home today!

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HCAF celebrates as groundbreaking legislation paves the way for addressing health care workforce shortages

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HCAF's Kyle Simon sheds light on crucial opportunities and challenges in an interview with Home Health Line

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The final rule is expected to be published in April 2024

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Insights into lawmaker engagement, session priorities, and a call to support the Home Care PAC's fundraising campaign for a stronger political voice

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The deadline to submit a proposal is February 16, 2024

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Discover strategies for achieving and sustaining 5-star patient satisfaction ratings in home health care

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The letter was submitted to the state regulatory agency ahead of a rulemaking workshop scheduled for Thursday, January 11

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The digital report is available for $250 for HCAF members and $350 for prospective members

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Join fellow home care advocates January 24-25, 2024, to engage with Florida legislators and advance policy priorities for a stronger home care sector

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Rep. Koster's dedication and tireless advocacy made an indelible impact on the Medicaid home care provider community during the 2023 Florida Legislative Session

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Register now for an event taking place near you this November

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The symposium garnered over 70 attendees, consisting of Florida home care industry professionals

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The deadline for proposals is Friday, October 27, 2023

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HCAF takes its advocacy to the national stage at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Fall Advocacy Event

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Recapping the 34th Annual Conference & Trade Show

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Advocates needed to address proposed Medicaid home health payment cuts and strengthen the home care workforce with Congress

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HCAF speaks on the record about Medicaid access proposal with a national media outlet

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Home Health Care News interviews HCAF Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Patti Heid on Medicare Review Choice Demonstration compliance

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Don't miss out on the opportunity to stay informed and connected in the world of home care…explore the summer edition of Florida at Home today!

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Make your voice heard by urging your Senators to support S.2137

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The annual report summarizes what was passed and what failed during the 60-day session

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For the second consecutive year, Florida maintained its last-place ranking with only 14.6 workers per 1,000 older adults

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The annual conference serves as a platform to bridge the gap between health policy and political reality, facilitating discussions on Florida's most critical health care issues.

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The newly elected directors will serve a two-year term beginning on July 1, 2023

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Polls close on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:00 PM ET

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The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, April 7, 2023

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Candidate submissions must be received by April 30, 2023

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Industry advocates engaged 64 state legislators about key issues and legislation affecting the home care provider community

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Advocacy efforts focused on the 2024 Medicare payment rule, investments in Medicaid, and workforce development

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Access recordings on HCAF's online training platform, HomeCareLearn.com

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Nominate a deserving individual by May 1, 2023

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The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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Purchase your copy today to stay competitive!

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Cover Story: Data Holds Keys to Solve Many Florida Agency Problems

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Take action by urging your Senators and Representatives to prevent devastating Medicare cuts in the year-end spending bill

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The News Service of Florida reports on the status of HCAF's joint lawsuit that challenges aspects of the $15 minimum wage requirement for Medicaid direct care workers

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Medicaid's $15 minimum wage for direct care workers poses challenges for providers and patients

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The Florida Record reports on HCAF's joint lawsuit on the $15 minimum wage for Medicaid workers

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Medicaid-contracted providers not paying their direct care staff $15 an hour can get sued beginning January 1, 2023

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Contracted home- and community-based providers may have to wait until next year to get the money from the managed care plans.

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Join us on Wednesday, September 13 in Washington, D.C.

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Announcing the new leadership of HCAF's Board of Directors

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Contact your lawmakers today to encourage their support for legislation to enhance the Medicare home health benefit!

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HCAF weighs in on long-term labor shortage challenges facing home care providers

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Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan and Colleagues Call for Fairness, Reform of the Medicare Payment System

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Nominations due by 5:00 PM ET on June 10, 2022

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HCAF goes on-the-record with Southwest Florida's WINK about the caregiver workforce shortage

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HCAF weighs in on Naples Daily News coverage of the workforce shortage

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Home Health Care News, March 22, 2022

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Renee brings to us more than 25 years of experience across health care, operational management, public policy, regulatory compliance, process improvement, quality assurance, and sales and marketing

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Watchdog organization recommends that policymakers expand access to home care

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On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, more than a dozen Florida home care professionals were at the State Capitol to discuss key policy issues and legislation impacting the home care provider community during HCAF's annual Home Care Day advocacy event

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Learn, practice self-care, and invest in your team to succeed in 2022

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Governor DeSantis' 2022-23 budget calls for an additional $198 million to boost Medicaid rates

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Medicare home health providers face 6% cuts effective on January 1, 2022

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Find out if these mandates apply to you and your business and join federal officials for two Zoom briefings later today for more guidance and to get your questions answered.

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The Health Care Workforce Coalition sounds the alarm on the health care workforce shortage crisis at Tallahassee press event

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The President's proposal marks the most transformative investment in access to home care in 40 years

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Health care industry leaders to detail challenges, necessary steps to respond to Florida’s significant workforce challenges at media roundtable on Monday, November 1, 2021

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The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's most-read newspaper, highlights the home care workforce shortage crisis in a front-page story

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Tell your lawmakers to support legislation to enable eligible Medicare patients to receive extended care services as an add-on to the existing Medicare home health benefit

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17 million health care workers are subject to the mandate

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Take action now by contacting your lawmakers to support the Choose Home Care Act!

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Longstanding moratorium comes amid growing Medicaid rolls

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“The biggest issue is there are not enough people in the pipeline to meet the needs today, much less when that baby boomer population keeps going up and up and up,” said Bobby Lolley, the Executive Director of Home Care Association of Florida.

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HCAF is excited to announce the new leadership of the Board of Directors

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OMB has 90 days from the date of receipt to review the proposed rule before releasing a draft of the proposed rule and soliciting comments from stakeholders and the public

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Forecasters predict a 60% chance of 13 to 20 named storms, with 6-10 reaching hurricane strength and 3-5 considered major hurricanes

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The St. Lucie News Tribune recently interviewed HCAF Director of Government Affairs and Communications Kyle Simon about the state's ongoing efforts to vaccinate homebound Floridians

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The latest waived tests under CLIA, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

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Federal government unveils new website to make it easier to access the COVID-19 vaccine

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HCAF mourns the passing of one of its founding members

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Passing the HEAT Act is just sound public policy that benefits patients and providers. Take action now!

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun implementing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure that employees in high hazard industries or work tasks are protected from the danger of contracting the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in a development that could impact home health providers.

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Home Health Quality Reporting Program, claims processing issues, Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems among the topics discussed

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In a letter to the Agency for Health Care Administration dated April 7, 2021, HCAF and the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care requested that the State take advantage of temporary funding from the federal government to invest in Medicaid home- and community-based services

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A new report from Health Management Associates (HMA) shows that Florida policymakers must increase Medicaid reimbursement rates in order for the home health sector to absorb the increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour

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News report investigates Florida's plan to vaccinate homebound seniors

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HCAF recognizes Southwest Florida legislator who championed home care policy priorities during the 2015 Florida Legislative Session

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