Mission-Critical to Revenue: The Value of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy and Engagement

  • Room: 274
  • Session Number: 208
Sunday, October 23, 2022: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


David Totaro MBA
Chief Government Affairs Officer
BAYADA Home Health Care
Deborah Hoyt
Senior Vice President of Public Policy


It’s a fact -- industries and organizations who approach advocacy in a disciplined way, succeed. With so much money on the table, why doesn’t every home-based provider prioritize advocacy as a critical business function? The cost of advocacy and engagement in terms of time and resources are minimal, yet the benefits and value of government and regulatory engagement is huge. Home-based care has emerged as an essential and central component of future care delivery models and a critical partner for hospitals, physicians and payers. Our industry performance and results now offer new opportunities for home health, hospice growth and relevance. The way we advocate, engage and lead as an industry presents a great opportunity to move forward. Every voice is needed to advance the industry and secure your organization’s future.



Course Level: Intermediate; 1.2 Accounting CPEs (NASBA/RE) 1 Nursing CNEs contact hours

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate how your organization can build an internal capacity using existing staff and minimal
resources without leaving the office through prepared fact sheets, talking points, virtual meetings
and electronic communications.
2. Discuss how advocacy is linked with your organization’s mission, improves employee satisfaction
through meaningful engagement and provides leadership opportunities and recognition for
3. Describe the drivers of national healthcare reform and the importance of a united industry advocacy
message with Congress, CMS and state legislatures at this critical time when we have fresh leverage
and demonstrated results.