End of Session Report
May 20, 2015
This year’s legislative session ended on Wednesday, May 6 th . Thank you to our members who served on the Legislative Task Force and our Policy Champion, Russ DenBraber, for leading their efforts. Twenty-four bills were followed during the session. Of those, 11 passed with 7 already signed by the Governor. A budget update and information on key le...
It’s Not Over Until It’s Over!
April 29, 2015
As we wind our way to the end of the Legislative Session on May 6 th , there continues to be a flurry of activity at the State Capitol. The Long Appropriations Bill (FY 2015-16 budget) has been signed, and once again, rate increases for Home and Community Based (HCBS) waiver services are disappointing. Since late last week a number of bills have b...
Provider Rates and Priority Bills
April 21, 2015
This past Friday the Senate gave final approval to the annual budget bill (“Long Bill”) and it is now on its way to the Governor for signature. Unfortunately, it included only a .5% rate increase for community based long term care providers (Alternative Care Facilities, Adult Day Services) and non-medical transportation. The JBC is supporting SB 2...