MedStar Health Home Care President Named VNAA Public Policy Advocate of the Year

ELKRIDGE, MD (January 27, 2017) – MedStar Health Home Care of America (VNAA) recently honored MedStar Health Home Care President Traci Anderson with the 2016 Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award. Anderson earned this award because of her strong advocacy efforts for national and regional non-profit home healthcare providers.

In recent years, MedStar Health Home Care, a member of MedStar Health Home CareA, has proudly hosted representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on numerous occasions to discuss and address regulatory challenges experienced by home health agencies. Anderson is always willing to open MedStar Health Home Care’s doors or share internal policies and procedures to help regulators understand how regulatory requirements or pending legislation impact day-to-day business operations and patient care.

“As healthcare reform changes the way home health providers care for patients, it is important that we advocate for our patients and share our concerns,” says Anderson. “We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback to federal agencies, like CMS, and for the support of organizations like MedStar Health Home CareA. MedStar Health Home Care sees first-hand how regulatory and legislative changes impact patient care. It is a privilege and honor to be able to advocate on behalf of home health providers across the country.”

About MedStar Health Home Care

MedStar Health Home Care, a non-profit, JCAHO accredited, in-home healthcare provider, offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation and infusion therapy for homebound, disabled and chronically ill patients in the Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia region. To support good health in the community, MedStar Health Home Care offers traveling vaccination and wellness programs across the region. For more information about MedStar Health Home Care, call 800-862-2166 or visit medstarvna.org.

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