Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, NC Government Affairs (GAO)
Last week, North Carolina Representatives Josh Dobson, Chris Malone, and Gregory Murphy introduced HB 593 – Increase Personal Care Services Rates. This proposed bill would increase the Medicaid Personal Care Service (PCS) rate to $4.25 per unit ($17.00 per hour) effective January 2018. The bill has been referred to the House Health Committee for consideration and debate. While this is a first step of many, it is encouraging to see that our message is being heard.
This year our Legislative Day is even more critical. Once again, we are collaborating with the Association for Home & Hospice Care (AHHC) to host the largest legislative day ever. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Legislative Day on May 17 in Raleigh.