National Association for Home Care & Hospice Preparing Letter to Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees on Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment Reform
The Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees earlier this summer sent a letter to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other stakeholders inviting ideas on how to reform Medicare post-acute care payments.
NAHC plans to submit a comprehensive response to the invitation this Friday, August 16. NAHC Report will provide a series of reports on elements of the NAHC plan as well as the full draft proposal once it is finalized and approved by the NAHC board.
Upon receipt of the invitation, NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris issued the following statement:
“NAHC has worked constructively and productively with Congress over the years offering useful solutions to strengthen the home health and hospice program. We welcome the opportunity to provide proposals to reform post-acute care payments within Medicare that can both improve care for today’s seniors and extend the fiscal viability of the program well into the future. Home health care can prevent expensive hospitalizations and nursing home stays while providing cost effective care in the home setting that people prefer, keeping families together and preserving individual dignity.”