On July 13, Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg introduced legislation A5089/S3400 which increases the New Jersey private duty nursing rate under State Fee-For-Service Medicaid by $10 per hour for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. The last rate increase for private duty nursing was in 2008. BAYADA has been working with the Home Care Association and other providers discussing the need for a rate increase as it is difficult to recruit and retain nurses. BAYADA did an internal study and found of the scheduled hours, only 72% of those hours were filled, leaving clients and families without care.
Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, NC Government Affairs (GAO)
Over the last month, our BAYADA ad hock regulatory and legislative review teams, comprised technical experts from our various practices, have been busy reviewing proposed Medicaid clinical policies and a managed care model to craft recommendations. A formal comment is BAYADA’s opportunity to provide substantive feedback to inform changes in regulatory oversight and payment reform. Click to read BAYADA’s comments:
- Proposed Private Duty Nursing Clinical Policies Comments [link to document]
- Proposed Medicaid Transformation Capitated Model Comments [link to document]
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Special thanks to our review BAYADA teams for sharing their insight and operational experience.
|Medicaid Transformation Workgroup|
|Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Clinical Policy Workgroup|