Submitted by Laura Ness, Director, PA Government Affairs (GAO)
Over the last several weeks, BAYADA’s Government Affairs Office (GAO), the Pennsylvania Homecare Association, our government relations firms Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, and the Bravo Group have worked to establish goals and strategies for the 2017-2018 legislative session. We evaluated what worked in years past, the current political climate, and our resources to establish our course of action.
Level the playing field, allow presumptive eligibility for home health care
Increase the personal assistant services (PAS) rate by an average of 10% for programs under the Office of Long Term Living (OLTL)
GAO has identified several legislators to pursue as champions for our two goals. We are finalizing our research and putting together our fact sheets and will be ready to reach out shortly.