Rep. Ellmers Cosponsors the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
June 6, 2016 01:27 PM
U.S. Representative Renee L. Ellmers (R-NC) recently became the latest member of Congress to cosponsor the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act to allow non-physician practitioners to certify home health care services. The House version (H.R. 1342) now has a total of 193 cosponsors. The Senate version has 50 cosponsors, just one short of a majority of the Senate.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) government affairs staff recently met with Rep. Eller’s office to discuss the legislation and thanked her for her support.
NAHC’s government affairs staff continues to schedule meetings with members on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate to build support for the legislation.
NAHC encourages advocates to reach out to their members of Congress who have not yet cosponsored the bill. To view the current list of Senate cosponsors, click here. For the current list of House cosponsors, 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.