November 14, 2017

Thanks to You, CMS Did Not Finalize the Home Health Groupings Model!

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Rule for CY 2018, the home health community was pleased to see that the Home Health Groupings Model was not included in the final rule.

This was a huge relief for the three and a half million seniors who rely on home health services every year, whose care would have been at risk under this new rule.

Here at the Partnership, we are thankful that leaders at CMS and in the Administration listened to the concerns of their colleagues in Congress and stakeholders throughout the home health community. And we are also thankful to you, our home health advocates!

Since the HHGM rule was proposed, you made sure that your voices were heard. Collectively, you sent more than 40,000 emails to Members of Congress.  With your help, we also secured publication of nearly 30 letters-to-the-editor across the country.

As a result of your efforts, more than 230 bipartisan lawmakers joined with us in urging CMS to not finalize HHGM and instead work with home health stakeholders on policy solutions that preserve access to quality cares services in the home.

We want to thank you for your hard work to protect seniors’ access to care, and encourage you to share a message of thanks with the lawmakers who stood with us on this issue. You can take action by clicking the button below: