powered by LeadingAge New York
  1. Home
  2. » Adult Day Health Care Council
  3. » Resources
  4. » ADHCC Updates - News and Policy
  5. » ADHCC Advocacy Toolbox Available

ADHCC Advocacy Toolbox Available

ADHCC urges its members to set up virtual appointments with their state legislators February 13-17th or the following week.

The following documents are available to assist you with your meetings

Please know I am available to join you to attend your meeting. I can also set up a Zoom meeting on your behalf.  The recording of our Advocacy 101 call will be posted above shortly.

Our message is simple:

ADHC programs were ordered closed during COVID-19 and have still not recovered. More than 70 of the 116 ADHC programs still remain closed. In order to reopen and rebuild, ADHC providers need a 20% increase the Medicaid ADHC program rate and ADHC transportation rate to cover wages, and the increased cost of care and services. ADHC rates are over 15 years old, aside from a mere increase of 1% last year, and must be updated.  The Governor proposed a 5% increase for their sponsoring nursing homes in last week’s budget. ADHC programs need to be included in any Medicaid increase and it should be substantially higher than 5%.

Please review the linked documents for more detail.  Please give me a call or email if you'd like me to schedule meetings for you.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518 867-8871.