The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare was established in 2010 to work in partnership with government officials to ensure access to quality home healthcare services for all Americans. Representing community- and hospital-based home healthcare agencies nationwide, the Partnership is dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors.
Nationwide, approximately 500,000 skilled professionals are providing home healthcare services to more than 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who require treatment for illnesses related to acute, chronic or rehabilitative needs.
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THE PARTNERSHIP'S COMMITMENT TO QUALITY CARE
The Partnership is dedicated to advancing policy solutions that will result in improved quality of care and quality of life for all home healthcare patients. Patients with chronic conditions across the country are receiving quality care in their own homes by skilled and highly trained clinicians. While evidence already confirms that home healthcare is patient preferred and a cost-effective care setting with positive clinical outcomes for patients, the Partnership is working to further improve quality and access for the patients we serve.
THE PARTNERSHIP'S COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHENING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID
All those who depend on Medicare – including patients and their providers – bear a special responsibility to secure Medicare’s futures by making costs more sustainable. The Partnership believes strongly in this mission and is advancing innovative policy solutions, and partnering with government leaders to improve the home healthcare benefit for the millions of Americans who require skilled home healthcare services.
WHERE WE SERVE
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare represents community- and hospital-based, non-profit and propriety home healthcare agencies nationwide, which provide clinically advanced, cost effective, skilled home healthcare services to treat acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disability, and terminal illness in communities across America.
NEW YORK: 17 Locations
Joanne E. Cunningham, Executive Director
Joanne E. Cunningham was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare in August of 2018. Joanne comes to the Partnership from the Home Care Association of New York State, the largest state home care organization comprised of more 400 home care provider organizations that support the provision of high quality home care in New York State, where she served as CEO for 11 years. Prior to these positions, Joanne spent 10 years in executive and senior leadership positions at the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and Healthcare Trustees of New York State. Joanne spent the early part of her career working in health policy and advocacy in Washington, D.C. as HANYS’ Vice President for Federal Relations, and as the chief health care advisor to then-Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA), former Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), and former Governor William Donald Schaefer (D-MD).
Joanne holds a Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health and is a political science graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam.