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Putting Home Health Patients Over Paperwork

In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update on its efforts to put patients over paperwork for home healthcare. CMS’ Patients Over Paperwork engagement team recently met with nearly 100 home health agencies to perform interviews, observational visits and listening sessions to gather information. Through these interactions, CMS was able…

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Lawmakers Call for Increased Access to Home Health In Rural America

On Feb. 12, the Senate Special Committee on Aging Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) hosted a hearing, There’s No Place Like Home: Home Health Care in Rural America, to examine the issues impacting Medicare’s home health patient population, specifically aging Americans living in rural areas. The hearing, which included witnesses…

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Home Health Legislation Support Continues to Grow!

Since the introduction of the Home Health Payment Innovation Act (S.433 & H.R. 2573) in the House and Senate earlier this year, we have seen support continue to grow on Capitol Hill — and across the country — for this vital legislation! Now, nearly 120 bipartisan Members of Congress have joined in support of the…

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You Took Action During August Recess: Now It Is Congress’ Turn!

During August recess, home health advocates, like you, made sure their Members of Congress heard about the proposed cuts to Medicare home health services and bipartisan legislation that can protect our most vulnerable seniors’ care. Unless Congress takes action, home health services will experience an 8.01% base rate reduction adjustment, which would translate to a…

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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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