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An update on Vermont legislative and budget activity impacting home health and hospice care.
An update on federal policy impacting home health and hospice care.
Members of the Long-term Care Crisis Coalition (LTCCC), comprised of long-term care providers and advocates for older Vermonters, released statements to the Legislature following the Governor’s Inaugural Address regarding the need to protect and support access to long-term care for older Vermonters.
The holiday season provides us with an important opportunity to reflect, and to give gratitude for the home health and hospice workers who allow us to be with our loved ones in their homes during this special time. Home health and hospice workers around Vermont care for our family members, friends,…
November is National Home Care and Hospice Month—a time for honoring and recognizing the commitment with which home health providers serve our communities. Each of our member agencies honors its staff during this time. Some hold luncheons. Others buy sweet treats. They all express their gratitude with…
August is National Breastfeeding Month, which is a time to promote the benefits of breastfeeding and build a public platform of support for babies, parents, families and communities. This year, the theme for National Breastfeeding Month is Together We Can Do Great Things, which celebrates the power and…
This is our annual end of the legislative session issue. Click HERE for our 2022 Final Legislative Report, which outlines the bills passed this year that impact home health and hospice agencies. The biggest news from the legislative session is the inclusion of an 8 percent Choices for Care rate increase…
The first half of the legislative session was marked by the passage of an unusually complex Budget Adjustment Act, an unexpected and substantial health care reform package in the Senate, and a House budget that includes a 7 percent Medicaid rate increase for the Choices for Care program. The Senate is…
While the media’s attention is often focused on the hospital workforce, home health and hospice agencies are also managing a substantial workforce crisis. Our members are also facing substantially increased costs for “traveler” staff to fill in gaps in employed staff.   At this writing, the Senate…
The legislative session is now in full swing. The House and Senate should finalize the Budget Adjustment Act this week. The House Appropriations Committee is actively debating the SFY23 budget, and policy committees in both bodies are taking up a variety of initiatives related to health care reform,…
An update on Vermont legislative and budget activity impacting home health and hospice care.
An update on federal policy impacting home health and hospice care.
Members of the Long-term Care Crisis Coalition (LTCCC), comprised of long-term care providers and advocates for older Vermonters, released statements to the Legislature following the Governor’s Inaugural Address regarding the need to protect and support access to long-term care for older Vermonters.
The holiday season provides us with an important opportunity to reflect, and to give gratitude for the home health and hospice workers who allow us to be with our loved ones in their homes during this special time. Home health and hospice workers around Vermont care for our family members, friends,…
November is National Home Care and Hospice Month—a time for honoring and recognizing the commitment with which home health providers serve our communities. Each of our member agencies honors its staff during this time. Some hold luncheons. Others buy sweet treats. They all express their gratitude with…
August is National Breastfeeding Month, which is a time to promote the benefits of breastfeeding and build a public platform of support for babies, parents, families and communities. This year, the theme for National Breastfeeding Month is Together We Can Do Great Things, which celebrates the power and…
This is our annual end of the legislative session issue. Click HERE for our 2022 Final Legislative Report, which outlines the bills passed this year that impact home health and hospice agencies. The biggest news from the legislative session is the inclusion of an 8 percent Choices for Care rate increase…
The first half of the legislative session was marked by the passage of an unusually complex Budget Adjustment Act, an unexpected and substantial health care reform package in the Senate, and a House budget that includes a 7 percent Medicaid rate increase for the Choices for Care program. The Senate is…
While the media’s attention is often focused on the hospital workforce, home health and hospice agencies are also managing a substantial workforce crisis. Our members are also facing substantially increased costs for “traveler” staff to fill in gaps in employed staff.   At this writing, the Senate…
The legislative session is now in full swing. The House and Senate should finalize the Budget Adjustment Act this week. The House Appropriations Committee is actively debating the SFY23 budget, and policy committees in both bodies are taking up a variety of initiatives related to health care reform,…
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