AAH fuels state advocacy efforts

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has developed a toolkit for leaders at state and regional HME associations to use in their advocacy efforts.

The State Legislative & Regulatory Resource Toolkit is the product of a yearlong collaboration between AAHomecare’s payer relations team and its state legislative and regulatory workgroup, drawing on the perspectives of stakeholders with experience working with state legislators and regulators, the association says.

“This new resource captures the best thinking in our industry on advancing better state-level HME policy for HME,” said Laura Williard, AAHomecare vice president of payer relations, who helped guide the project. “By pulling this information together, we hope to further boost the already-strong capacity of HME advocates have in influencing state policy.”

The resources in the toolkit include:

  • Information and insight on legislative and regulatory avenues to address payer issues.
     
  • Best practices to help stakeholders evaluate opportunities and processes to advance initiatives at the state legislative and regulatory level.
     
  • Perspectives on the pros and cons of addressing issues through legislative vs. regulatory approaches.
     
  • Examples of proposed legislative language on multiple issues.
     
  • Examples of legislative language successfully passed into law.
     

For a copy of the toolkit, contact Laura Williard (LauraW@aahomecare.org), David Chandler (DavidC@aahomecare.org), or your state/regional association.