WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care (Medicaid Partnership) – an alliance of national home-based care providers, managed care organizations, state and national associations and other entities operating within or serving the home-based care community is pleased to announce that LHC Group, Inc. and CareCentrix, Inc. have joined as members of the Medicaid Partnership.
"We are pleased to welcome LHC Group and CareCentrix to the Medicaid Partnership. Both companies bring valuable insight to the policy issues most impacting our consumers and the home-based services they depend upon," said David J. Totaro, Chairman of the Medicaid Partnership and Chief Marketing and Government Affairs Officer of BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc. LHC Group's Richard MacMillan, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, and CareCentrix's Sherl Brand, SVP of Provider Relations, will serve on the Medicaid Partnership's Board of Directors. The Medicaid Partnership also announced that Peter Gaylord, Chief Financial Officer of the VNA Health Group has joined the Medicaid Partnership's Board of Directors.
Last week the Medicaid Partnership met in Washington, DC for a very productive membership meeting to establish the framework for this year's engagement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and government leaders. "Medicaid home-based care has long served as an integral part of the nation's healthcare system," said Mr. Totaro. "That said, our members know it's essential that we partner with policymakers to continuously improve the clinical and fiscal value we deliver. As a result, our meeting focused on a variety of strategies that we are excited to launch and which we believe will serve as a useful resource to Congress and the Administration," added Totaro.
The Medicaid Partnership was formed to advance the integrity and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective Medicaid home-based care through proactive and constructive engagement with government leaders and across the Medicaid home-based care stakeholder community.
"The Medicaid program is the largest payer of home-based care services in the country. As a result, it is essential that public policies are advanced to protect quality and efficient care for this at-risk population," concluded Totaro. The Medicaid Partnership is implementing an advocacy program to educate federal policy makers on the delivery of home-based care to ensure Medicaid policies are crafted that protect – and strengthen – the delivery of home-based, cost-effective care.
Members of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care include AccentCare, Addus HomeCare, All Metro Health Care, BAYADA Home Health Care, CareCentrix Inc., Caring Associates, Centene, Home Care by Black Stone, Interim HealthCare, LHC Group, Inc., Molina Healthcare, ResCare, Sutter Care at Home, The Council for State Home Care Associations and VNA Health Group.
SOURCE Medicaid Partnership