Lobbying at the State & Federal Levels
IHHC works with its members to ensure that lawmakers at both the Federal and State level understand issues and concerns related to the home health and hospice industry. We work hard to lobby the U.S. Congress and Illinois General Assembly on issues that relate to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health care reform, and other key regulatory issues. Our advocacy message is clear and simple: Help Us Choose Home.
NAHC/Forum of States
IHHC is an active member of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), as well as the NAHC Forum of State Associations. As such, IHHC is in a position to communicate regularly with home care leaders across the country, and to pass on timely information to its own members.
NHPCO/Council of States
IHHC arranges for the chair of the Hospice Work Group to attend NHPCO’s annual conference and IHHC’s Executive Director participates in the Council of States. IHHC staff and consultants track NHPCO news and alerts to stay on top of regulatory issues and education opportunities—blending NHPCO information and advice with that given by NAHC, for added value.