The mission of AAHomecare's State Leaders Council is to:
Provide a forum for state association executives and their leaders to share legislative and regulatory developments in their states and learn how other states have addressed similar issues
Provide a forum for understanding and engaging in the broad industry advocacy strategy and manage an effective grassroots outreach to advance national priorities
Coordinate lobbying and grassroots efforts to support legislative and regulatory initiatives on the federal and state level
Identify and develop state legislative and regulatory priorities that sub-group(s) may form to explore
Advise the AAHomecare Board of Directors on priority needs from the grassroots level
Provide industry and association professional development through joint educational programs
Council activities include:
Sponsors a list-serve on state legislative/regulatory developments and state association information requests.
Conducts regularly scheduled calls to coordinate federal legislative advocacy and grassroots initiatives.
Shapes AAHomecare's position on Medicaid competitive bidding.
Provides state-specific information on Medicaid, HME licensure, and other state homecare issues.
Council membership is open to two representatives from each state/regional association that is a member of AAHomecare, chosen by the member association.