September 20, 2022
Protecting home health is critical to advancing equity in healthcare
Medicare home health services are critical for helping older Americans recover from a serious illness, injury or hospital stay. Yet, for all its benefits, access to home health is under threat—particularly in our nation’s communities of color.
At a time when the healthcare system is largely focused on advancing equity—a goal that has long eluded us—the federal government is proposing policies that threaten to upend the entire Medicare home health sector and patients’ access to vital services.