March 28, 2019
Senator Susan Collins Takes Aim at PDGM’s Behavioral Assumptions
Home Health Care News
Home health providers and advocates have carefully worked to cultivate their political clout on Capitol Hill over the past few decades. Those efforts — paired with changing U.S. demographics, proven savings to the U.S. health care system and older adults overwhelmingly expressing their desire to age in place — have helped win the support of a large pool of bipartisan lawmakers.
Sen. Susan Collins — who has witnessed the value of home health services firsthand, both on a personal level and during home visits with providers — is among the backers.
A republican from Maine, Collins outlined her many reasons for supporting the home health industry during an exclusive interview with Home Health Care News. Most recently, her support was punctuated by the introduction of S. 433 in February.