Home Health and Hospice Care is the
cost-effective solution to providing Connecticut residents with person-centered,
quality-driven care at HOME.
Ensure an adequately funded, sustainable, home health care
industry in order for the state to successfully right-size and rebalance CT’s
Long Term Care System and advance Aging
- Achieve adequate and sustainable provider reimbursement
levels that support the cost of long-term care services, supports, and quality
requirements to ensure capacity to meet the growing needs and demographics of
- Capture and reinvest cost savings across the long-term
services and supports continuum.*
- Reinvest savings resulting from Money Follows the Person, the
Balancing Incentive program and other emerging Medicaid long-term services and
supports programs to enhance the availability and capacity of home and community-based
Enable home health agencies, a major
Connecticut employer and job creator, to thrive and continue to be an engine
for job creation and revenue growth for the state of Connecticut.
- Fund and support education and training to ensure an adequate
and appropriately skilled home health and hospice workforce to meet the growing
need for community- and home-based healthcare.
Reduce regulatory burdens to allow home health care providers to be
innovative thought leaders that enhance quality of care, improve the
person-centered health experience, and reduce costly and preventable
- Position home care and hospice agencies as the provider of
choice for chronic care management and care transitions to enhance delivery
system coordination and overall cost-effectiveness.
- Provide expertise to DSS and the Human Services
Committee to ensure Medicaid audit practices isolate intentional fraud as
opposed to insignificant technical errors which result in time consuming
diversion of resources away from direct patient care.
- Utilize the expertise of behavioral home health
providers to enhance community health and safety through clinical management of
those with mental illness living in the community.
Heighten Awareness of End-of-Life Options Ultimately Improving Quality of
Life for CT Residents.
- Provide education to physicians and consumers about hospice
and palliative care – putting informed choice in the hands of consumers.
- Require physicians to be current regarding
person-centered care and informed choice from birth to death through Continuing
Medical Education (CMEs).
- Maximize the physician-patient relationship and the
comfort-level of physicians engaging patients and families in difficult health
conversations on topics such as hospice and palliative care.
*Contained in CT LTSS