June 6, 2016

Colin Roskey Named Executive Vice President of Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

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The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare – a coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation’s seniors – today announced Colin Roskey has been named Executive Vice President. In his new role, Roskey will oversee the organizational operations and advocacy programs for the Partnership.

“We are happy to welcome Colin to the Partnership and look forward to advancing our advocacy objectives under his leadership,” said Keith Myers, Chairman of the Partnership. “His tireless advocacy work on behalf of the home-based care community and his experience working on virtually all aspects of the home heath prospective payment system and its regulatory environment will add enormous value to our organization.”

A seasoned healthcare lawyer and partner at Alston & Bird, LLP with more than 15 years of experience in the health law and policy fields, Roskey brings unique expertise and valued relationships to the Partnership. Roskey is a frequent speaker and writer on topics of critical interest to the post-acute care community, particularly home health. Roskey has counseled Medicare certified home health agencies and large national home health trade associations since 2004. In his practice, he works closely with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to achieve policy objectives. He also served as a health policy adviser and counsel to the Senate Finance Committee from 2001 to 2004.

“I am excited to take on this new role with the Partnership to help ensure access to care at home for millions of Medicare beneficiaries by working closely with our regulators at the CMS, lawmakers in Congress and our allies in the home health community,” said Roskey. “With the rapid evolution of accountable, patient-centered, value-based care, home health services are crucial to lowering costs, improving outcomes and ensuring beneficiary satisfaction. The Partnership is eager to play an active, constructive role in the development and acceleration of new models that meet the Secretary’s goals for achieving value-based care across the system.”

“Moreover, the Partnership stands ready to work collectively with policy makers to develop program integrity reforms that combat waste, fraud and abuse. We support targeted solutions as opposed to “one size fits all” concepts like prior authorization, which put care at risk for our vulnerable patient population. We welcome the opportunity to work with CMS to develop targeted and efficient tools to detect wrongdoing and develop a more simplified eligibility system that ensures and protects beneficiary access, program integrity and taxpayer value,” Roskey added.