Across the U.S., more than 3.5 million seniors rely on Medicare home health to remain in their homes and receive necessary skilled health care services, including nursing nad therapy services. However, a new Medicare payment model is threatening to risk access to care for our most vulnerable seniors. This new payment model would cut Medicare home health by 6.42% — equaling more than $1 billion in 2020 — based purely on assumptions about changes in provider behaviors under the new system.

Fortunately, our lawmakers in Congress are taking action to protect home health. The Home Health Payment Innovation act (S 433 and HR 2573) would fix problems with this new payment system to ensure seniors don’t lose access to the care they need and prefer. I urge our state’s senators and members of Congress to join in support of this vital legislation.

Mollie Amburn,

Center

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