Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, NC Government Affairs (GAO)
BAYADA Chief Government Affairs Officer Dave Totaro and I met with key lawmakers this past week, seeking their support for a rate increase for aide services under three Medicaid programs – Personal Care Services, Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA), and CAP for Children (CAP-C)- in two different settings: in-home care and adult care homes. While the lift is heavy, $47.8 million to bring the rate from $13.88 to $17.00 over two years, our conversations were positive. We also met with the newly appointed but not yet confirmed Secretary of Health & Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen. A good round of meetings!