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Advocacy

Magnifying the voices of senior living to improve resident care

Our Advocacy

From the Indiana General Assembly to regulatory agencies to the United States Congress, our team of professionals advocates for your communities and residents. We track and develop policy that impact senior living operations and clinical care and ensure that you, our members, know about these developments and have opportunities to make your voices heard.

It is critical for leaders of government to hear directly from you, both as providers of care and as constituents. Our team can help you make these connections and have a positive impact on public policy.

UPDATES, PREPARATION & RESOURCES

COVID-19

We are closely monitoring the news and guidance concerning COVID-19 and are working with the Governor’s office, the Indiana State Department of Health and AHCA/NCAL, to ensure our member providers receive the necessary guidance to care for the most vulnerable Hoosiers during this public health emergency. Visit our COVID-19 information hub daily to access the latest updates.

 

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2020 Interim Study Committee Update

Although this year looked different with regard to the Indiana General Assembly meeting for Interim Study Committees, the legislature still conducted a number of meetings throughout the summer and fall via a mix of in-person and virtual options.

The Interim Committee on Public Health did not study any specific legislative proposals, but the committee did hear from the Indiana Department of Health (IDH) and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) regarding their COVID-19 response.  Specifically, the agencies discussed which services and/or regulations were suspended during the public health emergency, and if the agencies recommend the permanent discontinuation of those services and/or regulations.

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Active Issues

Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation that would significantly impact provider tax assessments, inter-governmental transfer mechanisms and upper payment limit programs.  

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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

 

Before and since the June 2018 rollout of the brokered NEMT service for Indiana Medicaid recipients, IHCA/INCAL has been leading the charge for change and improvement.

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Long Term Services and Supports Reform

 

As IHCA/INCAL continues to prohibit managed care companies from managing the health of our frail and vulnerable population, Indiana Medicaid is engaging IHCA/INCAL and other stakeholders to begin redesigning Medicaid for the aged and disabled populations to provide both community and institutional services. This will be a multi-year project that commenced during the summer of 2019.

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Certificate of Need

 

As Indiana restarts a Certificate of Need process for nursing facilities, you can check here for the latest information on the new process.

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Sepsis Prevention and Treatment

 

As a result of House Enrolled Act 1275 a Sepsis Treatment Guidelines Task Force has been assembled by the Indiana State Department of Health. IHCA/INCAL is active in this task force and you can learn here about the work being performed.

 

 

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Featured Events

On-demand

Fearless in the Face of Crisis

Ongoing

Ultimate playbook for leaders to help them effortlessly lead their aging services organization through any crisis.

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On-demand

CARES Online Dementia Training

Ongoing

CARES Online Training Program provides caregivers with the core information needed for dementia care.

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IHCA/INCAL’s Legislative Team

We actively lobby the Indiana General Assembly and regulatory agencies on a wide range of matters that impact your communities and residents.

  • Zach Cattell, President
  • Laura Brown, Director of Legislative and Legal Affairs