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Private Duty Advocacy

HCAF advocates for licensed-only home care providers to policymakers in Tallahassee, fighting for better reimbursement and fairer regulations in order to support honest providers in our state. Following are some of the ways HCAF has been successful in lobbying on your behalf in recent years.

  • Secured the first Medicaid reimbursement rate increase in decades in 2022 to cover the $15 minimum wage increase approved by voters in 2020.
  • Eliminated the so-called “10-mile rule” to allow agency owners to own more than one home health agency within a 10-mile radius.
  • Eliminated the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) quarterly report for all home care providers as of July 1, 2015.
  • Exempted non-skilled agencies from the requirement to be accredited as of July 1, 2014.
  • Advocated a delay in the start of the employer mandate provisions, explaining to administration officials that access to care would be significantly jeopardized by these requirements.

HCAF is the most up-to-date source for all regulatory changes. Knowledgeable staff is willing and able to answer all your regulatory questions. In addition, HCAF has created strong ties with AHCA over the years and can offer you immediate support and guidance during a difficult state survey. Providers who have either been in disagreement with survey findings or are unfamiliar with the regulatory requirements have turned to HCAF for this kind of support. HCAF's efforts have spared these providers thousands of dollars in fines.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Renee Bush, Director of Private Duty Services, at (850) 222-8967 or