Key State Healthcare Legislative Issues Facing Leaders & Potential Responses

ORLANDO, Fla. - June 6, 2023 - PRLog -- The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Central Florida chapter hosted a thought-provoking panel session that delved into the pressing healthcare legislative issues facing healthcare leaders. The session aimed to shed light on the challenges and discuss potential responses to address these critical matters. With the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, it has become imperative for leaders to stay informed and adapt to the changing legislative environment. Mr. Kevin Sweeny, Ms. Joni Hunt, and David Micah Jr, while moderated by Shannon Gravitte, lead the afternoon discussion. Let's explore some of the key state healthcare legislative issues discussed in the panel and the potential responses proposed by the experts.

Telehealth Expansion: The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of telehealth services, highlighting the need to expand its reach beyond emergency needs. The panel discussed the importance of removing barriers and advancing telehealth legislation to ensure access to quality care remotely. Increasing reimbursement rates for telehealth visits, addressing licensure and credentialing challenges, and investing in broadband infrastructure emerged as potential responses to promote telehealth expansion.

Healthcare Workforce Shortages: Within the discussion, the persistent healthcare workforce shortages across various states were acknowledged, which poses significant challenges in delivering quality care. They emphasized the importance of developing robust recruitment and retention strategies, expanding educational opportunities, and implementing loan forgiveness programs to attract and retain healthcare professionals. Additionally, exploring innovative workforce models such as telemedicine and nurse practitioners' expanded scope of practice were proposed as potential responses to address these shortages effectively.

The panel session organized by the American College of Healthcare Executives Central Florida chapter shed light on the critical state healthcare legislative issues faced by leaders and explored potential responses to address them. As healthcare executives navigate the evolving legislative landscape, collaboration among stakeholders, innovative solutions, and an emphasis on patient-centered care will be crucial. By staying informed and actively participating in shaping healthcare policies, leaders can drive positive change and contribute to the betterment of healthcare delivery in their respective states.

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