According to a recent article by NJ Spotlight, a bill ( /A-2207) recently reached Gov. Chris Christie’s desk that would expand the definition of healthcare services firms to include those that provide companion services to residents who are disabled or 60 and older. It also would require all firms to be accredited by an organization that vets Medicaid providers and to have an audit every three years. Of the more than 1,000 home care agencies in the state, more than 700 aren’t accredited. Christie hasn’t signaled publicly whether he will sign the measure.
For more on the bill and reactions from associations and advocacy groups, read the full article here.