For the People Podcast - CT Association for Healthcare at Home
October 20, 2019
This morning John Voket and the award-winning For the People bring in the president of the CT Association for
Healthcare at Home to talk about their upcoming Annual Conference and Exhibition Expo.
Listen to the podcast here: start at time 38:30
CT Association for Healthcare at Home Announces Leadership Transition
Hoyt Accepts National Role, Wodatch Named Interim Executive Director
June 13, 2019
Janine Fay, Chairman of the Board of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home has announced that Deborah R.
Hoyt, Association President and CEO will depart on June 27 for a national position and Tracy Wodatch, Association
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Services will become the Association’s Interim Executive Director.
Read the full press release
Hartford Courant Op Ed - Behavioral Health and Opioid Crisis
By Kim Nystrom
Connecticut is in the midst of an opioid crisis that is killing our citizens, regardless of who they are or where
they’re from. According to data from the state’s Chief Medical Examiner’s office, there have been 3,701
opioid-related deaths over the last four years, one of the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the nation.
Read the full article here.
Hoyt Represents Home Health at CT Medicaid Innovation Public Forum
January 16, 2019
Deborah Hoyt, Association President and CEO presented an overview of the licensed home health and hospice
industry at the January 10, 2019 CT Medicaid Innovation Public Forum hosted by Legislative Human Services
Committee Co-Chairs, State Rep. Catherine Abercrombie and Senator Marilyn Moore. The forum was open to the
public and all state legislators to learn about the CT Medicaid program, the provider network, its scope of
services and economic impact. Various speakers offered innovative concepts to enhance care delivery and drive
View Deborah Hoyt’s presentation here: start at time 1:06:00
View the full 2 hour and 21 minute event
Another Good Idea From Rhode Island
July 27, 2018
Congratulations to Rhode Island for recognizing the need to “catch up” reimbursement
rates to its home health providers with a 29 percent rate increase to sustain Medicaid client access to care as well
as continue their state Medicaid cost per client savings trend.
Connecticut would be wise to follow this example as the situation here has become unsustainable for providers.
CT Home Care Wage Inequity is Destabilizing the
Medicaid Safety Net
April 30, 2018
The State of CT is finally recognizing the value of healthcare provided by home care
workers. Our local VNAs and other Medicaid home health agency providers and their 19,000 employees have saved the
State general fund $103-Million each year for the past 11 years, totaling $1.3-Billion in savings, according to DSS
reports. However, not all home-based care workers are the same. More importantly, the source of funding to pay
home-based worker wages are not the same.
Deborah Hoyt Speaks on Trends in Home-Based Care
Delivery 2020 and Beyond
April 4, 2017
Listen to Deborah Hoyt, President and CEO of the CT Association for Healthcare at Home in
an interviewed with Merrily Orsini as part of a podcast series, “Help Choose Home” sponsored by the National
Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). Learn about the shift in decision-making by physicians, hospitals,
insurance companies and government programs including Medicare and Medicaid that are making “home” the desired
setting for care for our aging population and those with chronic conditions. Home-based care has proven to be
patient-preferred, cost-effective, high quality and most importantly, keeps families together when a loved one is
experiencing ongoing care needs.
Click Here to Listen to the
Nov. 27, 2017 CT Long Term Care Advisory Council.
Dec. 6, 2017
Click here to Watch the CTN Meeting
End of Life Care in the US.
Oct. 31, 2017
Do you know someone who has
received or is currently undergoing hospice care? How has that experience affected you, your friends, your
Click Here to Listen to the Podcast.
WTNH-TV Ch. 8 Mark Davis Report: Home health care in jeopardy because of state
Aug. 22, 2017
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)
Home health care agencies around the state appear to be in jeopardy because of the continued state budget stalemate
at the Capitol. Licensed Home health nursing care is designed to save the state money by keeping the chronically ill
Medicaid population out of costly Emergency Rooms and Nursing Homes. The State’s home health industry saves the
State budget $103-Million per year on average,a state budget savings that is in jeopardy as home health agencies
begin to limit access, close their doors,and discharge Medicaid clients due to 10 years of inadequate reimbursement
Medicaid efficiency is at the providers’ expense
The CT Mirror
July 27, 2017
If Connecticut residents are wondering what Connecticut’s “secret sauce” is to rank us tops in efficient
Medicaid spending, it’s a combination of Inadequate and flat Medicaid reimbursement to home health providers, a
State Plan Amendment cutting Medicaid behavioral home health nursing rates by 15 percent and other factors --
all at the suffering and demise of our Medicaid provider community.
Foolish to Cut Medicaid Providers that Save the State $100-Million Every
The Governor’s Executive Order calls for a 5-10% reimbursement cut to non-profits as well as eliminating
“add-on” payments to Medicaid home health providers serving the State’s most vulnerable in our inner