HCA Urges Congress to Comment on Proposed Medicare Rule

The Home Care Alliance has distributed a letter to the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, including Senators Kerry and Brown, in hopes that they will sign on and forward the comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on behalf of the home health industry. The letter is in response to a CMS proposed rule that would severely threaten access to care services.

The letter urges CMS to scale back broad Medicare cuts to home health based on “case mix creep” and “upcoding,” among other factors, and alter the physician face-to-face visit requirement so that it is not a barrier between patients and the care they need.

Please contact your Congressperson TODAY, and urge them to support the comment letter.

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