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Legislative Testimony / Comments

2017

03/20/2017Before the Public Health Committee on SB 797, An Act Implementing The Governor’s Budget Recommendations For Public Health Programs

03/13/2017Before the Public Health Committee on HB 7087 (RAISED), AAC The Department of Public Health’s Recommendations Regarding The Protection of Residents In Nursing Homes; SB 901 (RAISED), AAC The Department of Public Health’s Recommendation Regarding Adoption of a Model Food Code; SB 843 (RAISED), AAC The Department of Public Health’s Recommendations Regarding Revisions To The Process For Citations Of Chronic And Convalescent Nursing Homes; and SB 904, (RAISED) AAC The Department of Public Health’s Recommendations Regarding Facilities Guidelines For Technical Review Of Facility Construction And Renovation.

03/02/2017Before the Human Services Committee on HB 7040, An Act Implementing The Governor’s Budget Recommendations For Human Services Programs; HB 7122, AAC Fair Rent For Nursing Homes; SB 874, An Act Requiring Electronic Notification By The Department of Social Services; SB 875, AAC Right-Sizing, Rebalancing and Repurposing Nursing Facilities For The Twenty-First Century; HB 6885, AAC Medicaid Reimbursement Levels For Providers.

02/16/2017 – Before the Appropriations Committee on The Governor’s FY 2018 and FY 2019 Budget Recommendation

02/14/2017Before the Aging Committee on HB 7020 An Act Requiring The Implementation of the Recommendations of the Program Review and Investigations Committee Concerning Long-Term Care

02/07/2017Before the Human Services Committee on SB773 AAC Advance Notice By The Department of Social Services Of Guidelines and Bulletins

2016

11/15/2016Before the Health Care Cabinet concerning the Cost Containment Study Required by Public Act 15-0146 and the Consultant’s (Bailet Health) Recommendations

09/21/2016Before the Program Review and Investigations Committee on Study of Factors Influencing Receipt of Long-term Care Services and Supports in Home and Community Settings

03/08/2016Before the Human Services Committee on HB 5589 (Raised), AAC An Acuity-Based System For Medicaid Reimbursement

03/03/2016Before the Aging Committee on SB 266, AAA A Right To Rescind A Nursing Home Contract and SB 242, AAC Nursing Homes

03/03/2016Before the Human Services Committee on SB 278, AAC Nursing Home Facility Minimum Staffing Levels

02/25/2016Before the Aging Committee on SB 161, AAC Notification of Penalties For Abuse and Neglect of Nursing Home Residents and SB 166, An Act Expanding Utilization of Patient-designated Caregivers

02/24/2016Before the Public Health Committee on SB 209, AAC The Department of Public Health’s Recommendations Regarding The Protection of Residents In Health Care Institutions

02/23/2016Before the Human Services Committee on SB 107, AAC The Treatment of the Cash Value of Life Insurance Policies When Evaluating Medicaid Eligibility

02/11/2016Before the Appropriations Committee on the Human Services portion of the Governor’s Budget Bill

2015

06/28/2015 – Letter Matthew V. Barrett, CAHCF Executive Vice President to Christopher A. LaVigne, CT DSS re Comments and Objections to the Notice of Proposed Medicaid State Plan Amendment Nursing Facility Reimbursement (SPA 15-032)

04/08/2015CAHCF Legislative Healthcare Advocacy Day

03/18/2015Before the Public Health Committee on HB 6887, AAC The Department of Public Health’s Recommendations Regarding the Protection of Residents in Health Care Institutions

03/18/2015Before the Public Health Committee on HB 6987, AAC Various Revisions to the Public Health Statutes

03/05/2015Before the Human Services Committee on SB 899, AAC Voluntary Bed Reductions At Nursing Home Facilities

02/27/2015Before the Appropriations Committee on the Governor’s FY2016 and FY2017 Budget Recommendations

02/26/2015Before the Human Services Committee on HB 6846, An Act Implementing The Governor’s Budget Recommendations For Human Services Programs

02/25/2015 – Before the Government Administration and Elections Committee on HB 5816, AAC Audits By State Agencies

02/18/2015 – Letter/Email to Legislators re CT Mirror Op-Ed: Preserve Connecticut’s Medicaid Funding

02/11/2015Before the Human Service Committee on HB 6550, AAC Medicaid Provider Audits

02/10/2015Before the Human Services Committee on HB 6674, AA Providing Financial Relief To Nursing Homes For Uncompensated Care

02/10/2015 – Before the Human Services Committee on HB 6690, AAC Minimum Nursing Facility Staffing Levels

02/05/2015 – Before the Human Services Committee on HB 5586, AA Increasing Nursing Facilities Rates; HB 5812, AAC Cost-of-living Increase For Nursing Facilities; and SB 231, AAC Cost-of-living Increases For Nursing Homes

01/29/2015 – Before the Human Services Committee on HB 5257, AA Requiring Notice of Nursing Home Resident Abuse

2014

03/14/2014Before the Public Health Committee on HB 5535, AAC Notice of a Patient’s Observation Status and Notice Concerning the Qualifications of Those Who Provide Health Care and Counseling Services

03/14/2014Before the Public Health Committee on HB 5537, AAC The Department of Public Health’s Recommendations Regarding Various Revisions To The Public Health Statutes

03/11/2014Before the Human Services Committee on SB 406, AAC Certificates of Need for Nursing Homes

03/04/2014 Before the Human Services Committee on SB 253, AAC Temporary Nursing Home Bed Reduction

03/04/2014 Before the Human Services Committee on HB 5322, AAC Nursing Home Facility Minimum Staffing Requirements

03/03/2014Before the Aging Committee on HB 5300, AAC Nursing Home Notifications

02/25/2014 Before the Aging Committee on SB 179, AAC The Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Task Force’s Recommendations on Training and HB 5226, An Act Increasing The Personal Needs Allowance

02/20/2014Before the Human Services Committee on HB 5051, An Act Improving Transparency Of Nursing Home Operations; HB 5136, AAC Nursing Home Transparency; and HB 5052, An Act Implementing The Governor’s Budget Recommendations For Human Services Programs, Section 7

02/14/2014Before the Appropriations Committee on the Human Services portion of the Governor’s Budget Bill

01/30/2014Matthew V. Barrett, Executive Vice President of the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities submits comments and observations to the Committee on Adequate Provider Networks of MAPOC (Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council) regarding draft report

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