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MHCA Committees are the working arms of our association
MHCA members have the opportunity to serve on committees that collaborate on projects to strengthen the association. Participating on committees is how our members get the most out of their membership.
All committee members are appointed to a one-year term (July 1-June 30). If you are interested in being apart of a committee, please complete an application below. The application deadline is June 3.
This new committee will help ensure MHCA maintains its renewed and broad focus on advocacy. Responsible for monitoring and advocating for state and federal legislation and overseeing regulatory advocacy, this committee will also lead MHCA grassroots advocacy efforts and host MHCA Day at the Capitol. Members are expected to attend Day at the Capitol and actively communicate with their state legislators and members of the MN Congressional Delegation. A representative from each of the following workgroups will be a member of the Advocacy Committee and bring pertinent advocacy issues to the new committee.
This workgroup will build on MHCA’s relationship with DHS and track issues, updates, and information regarding MN Department of Human Services (DHS) policy and troubleshoot issues as patterns are identified. This committee will recommend educational topics for MHCA members and provide timely updates to the membership.
A small group of members will serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on MDH policy issues that arise, working with MHCA staff and the Advocacy Committee, as needed.
This workgroup will serve as MHCA’s liaison on all Medicare issues, including CMS and NGS. They will serve as the MHCA Medicare Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), write comment letters and advise the Advocacy Committee on federal policy and reimbursement issues. As we strive to get more information to our members in a timely manner, this group of members will help track issues and information regarding CMS and Medicare policy, develop resources and identify educational topics for members.
This workgroup will track payment related challenges that home care providers are facing with payers. Lead solution-focused discussions with payers and provide information and resources to MHCA members.
This workgroup will work with MHCA lobbyist to create a sustainable Medicaid reimbursement framework proposal for home care and develop an advocacy plan that includes reaching state agencies and legislators.
This workgroup will lead MHCA’s workforce initiatives, with a focus on nursing and home health aides. They will advocate for home care inclusion in academic programs and clinical training, legislative initiatives that propose solutions that will positively impact home care staffing and collaborate in appropriate workforce initiatives.
Members will include nurses and therapists.
Meeting Frequency: 9-11 meetings per year
Assess MHCA membership trends and member needs to determine education and benefits that will enhance member value. Provide guidance on MHCA educational programming. Participate in membership recruitment, retention and engagement activities. Study home care and association trends and identify revenue diversification options, member categories and dues structure that are in alignment.
Meeting Frequency: 5 meetings (July to January), plus an April meeting
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