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 Supporting and Growing the Home Care and Hospice Industry in Virginia


  • Virginia’s COVID-19 Healthcare Advisory Response Team.
  • Successfully obtained BINAXTest and PPE from the state stockpile for home care and hospice providers across Virginia.
  • Supported Virginia’s Right to Work laws.
  • Opposed workforce legislation that would drive up the cost of care.
  • Successful recoupment of delayed or denied managed care payments.
  • Continued assistance to members with patient pay issues.
  • Reviewed and recommended changes to various provider manuals within the Department of Medical Assistance Services.
  • Continued to oppose Medicare reimbursement cuts to Certified Home Health and Hospice programs.
  • Ongoing work with the Office of Licensure and Certification to improve survey processes and update regulations to be more consistent with current practice standards.
  • Represented home care and hospice at Community Integrated Health Planning group meetings.
  • Served on the legislatively mandated Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Commission.
  • Managed the Political Action Committee for home care and hospice in Virginia. 
  • Successfully received a 5% rate increase for personal care agencies.
  • Passage of legislation that includes Home Care and Hospice in Virginia’s Good Samaritan protections.

  Communications with Members

  • Monthly newsletters packed full of timely information and one of VAHC’s most popular publications.
  • For Members Only bulletins on hot issues.
  • Bi-Weekly Legislative member calls during the legislative session.
  • Coordinated and facilitated townhall meetings with key legislators. 
  • Responded to member inquiries regarding business practices, regulation, reimbursement, contracting, etc.
  • Provided public comments on Federal regulations affecting home care.
  • Held small group Zoom meetings with member agencies to discuss issue of importance.
  • Provided policies, procedures and on-line training to meet Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Emergency Temporary Standards for COVID-19.
  • Developed a Blueprint for Success to meet the changing needs of VAHC members.

 Enhanced Community Impact

  • VAHC revised its website to be more consumer friendly to include a Membership-Directory that searches by zip code.
  • Digital marketing campaign to promote VAHC as the go to source for home care and hospice.
  • Worked with the Office of Licensure and Certification and the Office of the Attorney General to enforce licensure requirements.
  • Participated in the Palliative Care Forum.
  • Participated in Virginia Partners for Care Transitions.
  • Facilitated Emergency Preparedness outreach & training.

 Professional Development

  • Comprehensive PDGM training sessions with networking.
  • Provided 41 educational workshops on issues of importance to home care and hospice providers.
  • Held multiple Industry Conferences.
  • Trained home care and hospice professionals on ICD-10.
  • Offered free members only meetings/conference calls, providing contact hours at no charge to VAHC member nurses.
  • Electronic Visit Verification Trade Show.


 Member use of the “Legislative Action Center” used to communicate with elected officials.

VAHC staff guided members through:
  • Compliance with federal over-time requirements;
  • Working through Medicaid/Medicare issues;
  • Electronic Visit Verification compliance;
  • Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus managed care payment; and
  • Licensure and certification issues.
VAHC staff assisted members with the evolution of healthcare.
VAHC staff provided support services in determining industry best practices.
Facilitated networking meeting to discuss and share strategies for the implementation of the new Patient Driven Grouper Model payment system.