July 28, 2022

House introduces bill freezing home health Medicare payment rates

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McKnight's Home Care

Adding more muscle to home health’s case, the Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) on Thursday introduced legislation in the House that would postpone severe home health Medicare cuts until 2026.

The legislation, Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022, serves as a companion bill to the Senate version released Monday. Besides pushing out a 7.69% permanent cut to Medicare’s home health benefit to 2026, it would ensure that any adjustments the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services determines to be necessary to offset increases or decreases in estimated aggre­gate expenditures are made by 2032.

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