Advocate

In today's complicated health care environment, government advocacy is a critical component of our agenda. VNAA advocates for regulations and legislation that support the unique interests of home health and hospice providers, and their nonprofit mission. Our Public Policy team focuses exclusively on the issues and priorities that are most important to our members.


VNAA Policy Priorities

VNAA advocates on behalf of nonprofit home health and hospice providers that offer comprehensive healthcare to Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured and under-insured patients as well as an array of community benefits. While the VNAA agenda is distinctive in terms of the mission and values of its nonprofit, safety net members, it addresses issues that impact all home health and hospice providers.


 

Current Regulatory Issues

VNAA advocates for changes in federal regulations on behalf of safety net home health and hospice services on a variety of important issues such as annual home health and hospice update regulations, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and regulations related to Medicaid and dually eligible Medicare/Medicaid patients.Learn more about recent regulatory issues impacting home health, hospice, and palliative care providers. At this link you can access proposed and final regulations as well as VNAA's comments.


 

Current Legislative Issues

VNAA advocates for supportive legislation that enables Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to receive high quality, patient-centered care in the safety of their homes. Recent issues of focus include advanced care planning, coverage of palliative care services, health information technology, and program integrity. Learn more about recent legsilative activity, including VNAA's positions.