FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2022
On September 30, the Department of Health Care Finance (DCHF) published three separate notices that outline its approach to paying out more than $17 million in ARPA funds for direct care worker retention, recruitment, conversion and vaccine bonus payments. Due to the approach taken by DHCF, the DC Coalition for Long Term Care, the DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers, 1199SEIU United HealthCare Workers East, DCHCA and LeadingAge DC wanted to better understand which providers and workers would be eligible for and benefit from these grants and from the employer’s perspective, whether these grants will alleviate the workforce crisis or might hasten the exit of more workers. Hence, we developed this survey and sent it to all 70 Medicaid HCBS Providers. We received 35 responses for a response rate of 50%. Review the full survey here.