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2019 Mid-Session Legislative Report

Posted: March 7, 2019

This past Monday, March 4th marked the official half way point for the 2019 Legislative Session.

So far, a staggering 438 bills, memorials and resolutions have been introduced. A majority of those bills are still somewhere along in the legislative process. Only 28 bills have been signed by Governor Polis into law and only 63 bills have been postponed indefinitely.

With Democrats in control of both chambers and the Governorship, we are seeing a lot of legislation that failed in the Republican Senate finding more success. Democrats have had major wins for some of their top priorities. 

Members, click here to read full report.


Join Us For Our 1st Town Hall Of 2019

Posted: March 4, 2019

Please join HCAC leaders for a meet and greet and update on home care/home health issues in Colorado!

During this Town Hall Meeting, Linda Bagby, HCAC President, will provide an update on the association; legislative/ regulatory updates will be presented by the lobbying team of Eliza Schultz and Betsy Murray; and Don Knox, Executive Director will fill us in on other topics affecting home health care. We'll also discuss the education being offered at our upcoming 2019 Rocky Mountain Home Health, Home Care & Hospice Conference (May 15-17 Park Hyatt Beaver Creek). And finally, we’ll have time for your questions.

We'll meet at 2821 S. Parker Road, (Lower Level conference room) Aurora, CO 80014; between Bethany and Yale on the west side of Parker Road. There is plenty of FREE parking in the garage on the west side of the building. If entering the building from the west, you'll be on the lower level and the conference room is across from the elevators. If entering from the east, you'll be on the lobby level and will need to go down one level to the conference room.

Space is limited! Please RSPV here.


Legal Opinion: CMS Announces New Payment Model for Ambulance Transportation for Patients with Urgent Needs

Posted: February 24, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new payment model for emergency ambulance services that allows Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries to receive the most appropriate level of care when they have urgent needs. The new model, called Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) will kick in when patients have medical emergencies for which they have dialed 911 services.

Members, click here and login to read the full article. 


HCAC Statewide Members Only Conference Call Is Friday, March 8

Posted: February 26, 2019

Join us at 10 a.m., Friday, March 8, to hear the latest in home care from the lobbying team of Eliza Schultz and Betsy Murray, and association update from Don Knox, HCAC executive director. 

Members will receive the call-in information separately. This call is free. No RSVP is required. 

For questions, contact the HCAC office at [email protected] or 303-848-2521.


Next HCAC West Slope Forum Is March 8

Posted: February 26, 2019

The next West Slope Forum is Friday, March 8, in Grand Junction. You must be an HCAC member to attend. 

The agenda is: 

  • 9:30 am: Welcome, Introductions, Networking, Review of Agenda
  • 10 am: HCAC Statewide Members-Only Conference Call: Legislative updates from the HCAC lobbying team and association update from Don Knox, HCAC Executive Director
  • 11 am-1 pm: Lunch and Networking
  • 1 pm: Adjournment

For questions and to RSVP, please contact West Slope Forum Chair: Sarah Andrews, RN, 970-208-8359, [email protected]

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