Contact Indiana Legislators on Upcoming Legislation
on December 20, 2021
We are sharing this message on behalf of the Great Lakes State Association on actions needed for those who serve in the state of Indiana.
From Great Lakes President Chuck Williams and Exec. Director Kam Yuricich:
We are pleased to report that Great Lakes Indiana leadership has been working with HME champions in the Indiana state legislature to educate them on the issues HME providers are facing in the Medicaid managed care program. This has led to the development of a bill that brings accountability and rate stabilization to the Indiana Medicaid managed care program. The key components of the proposed legislation include due process, access, fairness, equity and representation for the HME community on the Indiana Medicaid Advisory Committee.
HME providers have been faced with many managed care issues over the past several years and efforts to work with the Medicaid agency and managed care plans directly have fallen short of achieving meaningful results. As such, we’re working on legislation to introduce after the first of the year to bring solutions and we need your help to begin laying the groundwork for future support in the Indiana House of Representatives. We are also grateful for the support from the American Association for Homecare who is working collaboratively with Great Lakes on this bill.
Action Needed by Indiana providers! What you need to do:
Contact your Indiana House representative – you can find them here using the “Find Your Legislator” tool based on your address. Feel free to use both work and home addresses to reach more legislators. *** Note -- This call-to-action is for Indiana House members only; there will be efforts later to contact Indiana Senators. Both state and federal legislators come up in the look-up tool search results so be sure to only contact the Indiana House legislator(s).
Include the following points in your message:
- Introduce yourself and provide a brief description of your company (location, number of staff, Medicaid beneficiaries served etc.);
- Explain what you do – feel free to use this industry-developed “Definition of HME” document to help summarize;
- Share this Issue Brief that provides brief background and key issues that are addressed in the proposed legislation.
Contact Great Lakes president Chuck Williams at [email protected] or executive director Kam Yuricich at [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance in developing or delivering your message.