Advocacy Update: Three Bipartisan Representatives Cosponsor the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
May 25, 2016 12:54 PM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce that three additional bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 1342) to allow non-physician practitioners to certify home health care services. The House version (H.R. 1342) now has a total of 192 cosponsors, while the Senate version has 50 cosponsors, just one short of a majority.
The most recent cosponsors of the legislation include: Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27); Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18); and Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D-VA-8).
This progress shows the continued effectiveness of NAHC’s advocacy efforts building on the in-person visits during the March on Washington and fly-in efforts by state affiliates. NAHC’s government affairs staff continues to schedule meetings with members on both sides of the aisle.
To view which senators have cosponsored the bill, click here. To view which representatives have cosponsored the bill, click here. Please use NAHC’s Legislative Action Center to contact your members of Congress who have not yet cosponsored the bill and request that they do so.
Stay tuned to NAHC Report for further developments regarding this legislation.