October 26, 2020
Eliminate misguided medicare home health cuts
Americans value the ability to receive healthcare in their homes, especially during the COVID-19 emergency. Home health providers are trusted and proven to help Medicare beneficiaries receive nursing, therapy and aide services in the comfort, safety and security of their own homes, saving the Medicare program millions in avoided facility-based care.
As a matter of policy, policymakers usually agree that evidence-based practices should guide the policy-making process. However, despite this firmly held belief, some recent changes to Medicare payment policy have been based on mere assumptions instead of real-world data.
It’s a practice we’re seeing firsthand currently in the home health sector.