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HCAC Plays Integral Role In Seeking Resolution For New Medicaid System Issues

March 16, 2017

The Home Care Association of Colorado has played a significant role in attempting to solve the many payment issues created by the launch of Colorado's new interChange system. 

HCAC Government-Affairs Specialist Ellen Caruso has carried messages back and forth between agency billing specialists, state officials and representatives of HPE, or Hewlett Packard Enterprises, the vendor selected by the state to build a system to replace one operated by Xerox. 



HCAC Greets Seniors, Legislators At Colorado's Senior Lobby Day

March 16, 2017

The Home Care Association of Colorado greeted scores of seniors and 20 state legislators, including Gov. John Hickenlooper, at yesterday's Senior Lobby Day at the Colorado Capitol. 

Attending the event, for which HCAC was a gold sponsor, were HCAC President Todd Chambers, All The Comfort Of Home; Board Member Lisa Foster, PSA Healthcare; Board Member Iva Lou Bailey, Argus Home Health Care; HCAC lobbyists Ellen Caruso and Betsy Murray; Executive Director Don Knox and Membership Director Sonja Hix-Cortina. 

HCAC distributed to consumers its 2017 Home Care Provider Directory as well as information on how to select a provider. The association spoke to legislators about its current efforts to improve reimbursement, increase access to care, and reduce regulatory burdens. 

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States With The Biggest Senior Population Boom, Including Colorado

March 16, 2017

Home care providers may find plentiful demand for services in the Southwest and Southeast United States, given the surge in older adults living in these regions over the last decade, Home Health Care News reports. 

States that saw the largest increase in adults 65 and older from 2005 to 2015 include Arizona with a 48% increase, Colorado with a 53.8% hike, Georgia with 50.2%, South Carolina with 48.9% and Nevada with 55.3%, according to the report.

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In Ellen Caruso's Blog: The Ramifications Of The ACA Repeal On Home Care

March 16, 2017

Ellen Caruso’s members-only legislative blog covers positive, negative and speculative parts of the recently released ACA repeal bill.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017 Is A Month Away

March 16, 2017
Today is exactly one month to National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017 and the start of NHDD Week to honor its 10th year.
NHDD's core purpose is: "to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning."  
Remember the theme: "It always seems too early, until it's too late." 
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