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Lawmakers are Home for August Recess. Make Sure They Hear from You!

Your lawmakers are home for August recess, and they need to hear from constituents like you about issues that affect their districts and states! As a home health advocate, it is critical that you make your lawmakers aware of the proposed cuts to Medicare home health services and the legislation that can protect our most…

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Home Health Champions Stand in Support of Protecting Seniors’ Access to Care

On July 2, Senators Susan Collins and Debbie Stabenow and Representatives Terri Sewell and Vern Buchanan joined together in support of America’s seniors. In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, these bipartisan lawmakers urged CMS to take action to prevent a $1 billion cut to Medicare home health services based purely on assumptions. “We…

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Momentum is Building for Legislation to Protect Home Health

Since the introduction of the Home Health Payment Innovation Act (S.433 & H.R. 2573) in the House and Senate, we have seen support continue to grow across the country — and on Capitol Hill — for this vital legislation! 15 bipartisan Members of Congress have joined in support of the House bill and 13 bipartisan…

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Exciting Update on Legislation to Strengthen Medicare Home Health Reforms

In February, bipartisan lawmakers in the Senate introduced legislation to refine new home health payment reforms. Now, the House of Representatives has taken action to do the same!  This week, Representatives Terri Sewell, Vern Buchanan and Ralph Abraham, along with eight of their bipartisan colleagues, introduced H.R. 2573. This bipartisan bill represents a major step…

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New Study Shows Home Health More Effective than Hospital Stay for Many Patients

The home health community sees the positive impacts that high-quality, skilled home health services provide to patients every day. Now, a new study published in The American Journal of Accountable Care confirms what we’ve experienced firsthand: home healthcare is a tremendously beneficial alternative to hospitalization for millions of Medicare beneficiaries across the country. By examining…

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Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Access to Home Health

Now that the 116th Congress has officially commenced, the Partnership looks forward to working with lawmakers to advance home healthcare reforms recently introduced by bipartisan group of Senators. Recognizing home health is a bipartisan issue that benefits millions of American seniors, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), John Kennedy (R-LA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Debbie Stabenow…

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Nothing Beats Being Home for the Holidays

There’s no place like home. Especially when being home for the holidays means enjoying the time to step back and reflect upon the things that really matter in life. As we celebrate with friends and family, we are reminded of the comfort and love that only our homes can truly provide. To many, home is…

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Leaders Take to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Access to Home Health

Last week, home health leaders representing the Council of State Home Care & Hospice Associations, National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare and eleven state home care associations visited Capitol Hill to advance bipartisan, bicameral Medicare home health legislation. Leaders had meetings with more than 40 lawmaker offices to…

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Partnership!

As we prepare to feast with our family and friends this Thanksgiving, we are reminded that home is truly where the heart is. Thanksgiving is such a special time of year to express our gratitude for all the wonderful things in our lives. For many Americans, there is nothing more important than the choice to…

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A Call to Action: Ask Your Lawmakers to Support Vital Home Health Legislation

Earlier this year, Congress passed a billed called the Bipartisan Budget Act, which called for the development of a new home health payment system. Under the law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is permitted to cut reimbursement rates to home health providers based solely on untested assumptions about provider behavior, rather than any…

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