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2019 Legislative Outlook ... • • (Continued from page 41) Medicare Observation Days: We are supporting the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act, legislation that would resolve the observation days issue by requiring all time Medicare beneficiaries spend in a hospital to count toward the three-day stay requirement for coverage of any subsequent post-acute care. Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act: We are supporting the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, legislation that would allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists and other non-physician advance-practice professionals to order and certify Medicare home health services. There will be many new faces in Albany and Washington, DC come January, and if you have a new legislator representing your area, now is the perfect opportunity to reach out, introduce them to your community and educate them on the issues that are important to you. Set up a time to visit or invite them to your organization to meet with your leadership team, staff, families and consumers. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Advocacy and Public Policy team at 518-867-8383. Thank you again for your efforts! Cool Insuring Agency is a major provider of senior living insurance programs for all types of healthcare operations. We have a long and gratifying history of working with senior living facilities throughout New York State to protect their assets and personnel. We pride ourselves on the strong partnerships we have developed with nursing facilities, adult homes and senior living communities. We step out of the competition and keep you covered. You can trust your insurance needs are our priority. P: 800-233-0115 or 518-783-2665 E: jfsnow@coolins.com W: coolins.com leadingageny.org 42