Advocacy and Public Policy

conferenceThe Home Care Association of New Hampshire advocates on behalf of home care agencies and the clients we serve through our affiliate, the Granite State Home Health Association.  State House advocacy is coordinated by the Association’s CEO and our lobbying firm, Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group.  Federal advocacy is coordinated by the Association’s CEO in collaboration  with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America.

Legislative positions are guided by a Legislative Policy Statement that recommended by our Legislative Committee and approved annually by the Association’s Board of Directors.

Advocacy Alert: Home Health Grouping Model

The proposed Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) will cause disruption to home health providers in New Hampshire and beyond. This payment model is completely untested so its impact on patients and home health agencies is unpredictable, and is expected to reduce Medicare payments by nearly $1 billion annually.  That can only trigger problems in accessing and delivering care. Patients will likely lose access to home care as providers will be paid less than the cost of care. CMS should withdraw this proposal and work with stakeholder groups to ensure that a new model is developed and implemented thoughtfully, without hindering access to care.



There’s lots to do as New Hampshire and the country prepare for new administrations.  We need to introduce ourselves, and the issues we are passionate about, to our

new leaders.  We hope YOU will get involved!  Consider hosting a legislative breakfast.  We can tell you how.  Take a look at our quick guide on hosting a legislative breakfast.

The Home Care Association of New Hampshire (HCANH) has represented the patients and employees before the New Hampshire General Court (House and Senate) and various state agencies since its founding in 1974.  Advocacy remains a central element of our mission.