Testimony

PHCA is a Trusted Resource in the State Capitol

PHCA is seen as the leading voice in Harrisburg on issues impacting seniors and their care. That is why PHCA is frequently asked to testify on issues and legislation that may impact seniors and the providers of their care. Below is testimony that PHCA, through its expert staff, has delivered on behalf of its members.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Zach Shamberg, Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs, at (717) 221-7934 or zshamberg@phca.org.

Dept. of Insurance Hearing on Rising Long-Term Care Insurance Rates

March 10, 2016

Testimony by W. Russell McDaid, PHCA President and CEO, on ways for the state and federal government to assist consumers by making the purchasing of long-term care insurance a more viable option beyond keeping the rates affordable.

Public Hearing on Changes Needed to the Assisted Living Residence Regulations/Law

February 10, 2016

Testimony by W. Russell McDaid, PHCA President and CEO, on changes needed to the assisted living residence law in front of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

Challenges Facing Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Providers – House Aging Committee

December 09, 2015

Stuart H. Shapiro, M.D., PHCA CEO; Paul McGuire, PHCA Board Chair and W. Russell McDaid, PHCA President and Chief Operating Officer testified in front of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Plan – House Health Committee

November 22, 2015

Testimony by W. Russell McDaid, PHCA President and COO, on the Wolf Administration’s Plan for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) in front of the House Health Committee.

Nursing Facility Accountability Act – House Democratic Policy Committee

November 16, 2015

Testimony by Russ McDaid, PHCA President and COO, on the Nursing Facility Accountability Act ( HB 1449 ) in front of the House Democratic Policy Committee.

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Plan – DHS

June 26, 2015

Testimony by Stuart H. Shapiro, M.D., PHCA CEO, on the Wolf Administration’s Plan for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) in front of the PA Department of Human Services (DHS).

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Plan – DHS

June 23, 2015

Testimony by W. Russell McDaid, PHCA President and COO, on the Wolf Administration’s Plan for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) in front of the PA Department of Human Services (DHS).

Carbon Monoxide Detectors – House Aging Committee

February 11, 2015

Testimony by W. Russell McDaid, PHCA President and COO, on legislation (HB 264) providing standards for carbon monoxide alarms in skilled nursing facilities. Testimony was provided in front of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

Long-Term Care Commission – House Aging Committee

February 04, 2015

Testimony by Stuart H. Shapiro, M.D., PHCA CEO, on the Long-Term Care Commission report in front of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

Public Input Session on Pennsylvania’s Home and Community-Based Waiver Transition Plan

September 05, 2014

Testimony by W. Russell McDaid, PHCA Executive Vice President and COO, on Pennsylvania’s Home and Community-Based Waiver Transition Plan in front of the Department of Public Welfare.

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