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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2808, 12/15/2015
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Foundation for Hospice and Homecare and NAHC Hold Press Conference on Miles Traveled Each Year By Home Care Nurses
Cosponsor Update: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
For Your Information: 2016 Private Duty Home Care Conference
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Foundation for Hospice and Homecare and NAHC Hold Press Conference on Miles Traveled Each Year By Home Care Nurses
Home Care Nurses, Aides and Therapists Travel 7.88 Billion Miles Annually to Ensure the Health Care and Freedom of 14 Million Patients in Their Homes

A new study released at a press conference on Tuesday, December 15, by the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare, an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), has documented that nurses, therapists and home care aides who serve chronically ill, elderly and disabled patients drive nearly 8 billion miles each year. Annually serving over 14 million patients of all ages, the nation’s home care organizations provided more than 718 million home care visits in 2013.

The home care community is committed to supporting every person’s right to receive care in the setting of their choice. Home is far and away the preferred choice by patients of all ages, from children to the elderly, and it is a setting where high quality care is provided every day.

The estimated total number of miles driven by home care providers has increased significantly since the last report that, in 2006, the estimated miles driven in home care services was 4.76 billion. The increase in estimated miles over the succeeding seven years is primarily due to increases in Medicaid home care, Medicare home health growth, and Medicare hospice utilization. With 10,000 seniors turning 65 each day and the U.S. facing a growing shortage of physicians, the need for home health services will only increase.

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Cosponsor Update: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
Last week Before Holiday Recess; Contact Your Members Today!

The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 578/H.R. 1342), which would allow non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to certify Medicare home health services, now has a total of 43 bipartisan cosponsors in the U.S. Senate, and 169 bipartisan cosponsors in the U.S House of Representatives.

Last week, nine additional members on Congress signed on to cosponsor the legislation. In the Senate, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) joined the legislation as a cosponsor on December 10. In the House, on December 11, Representatives Kevin Cramer (R-ND-At Large), Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24), Keith Rothfus (R-PA-12), Sandord Bishop (D-GA 2), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), Brad Ashford (D-NE-2), and Robert Dold (R-IL-10) joined the legislation as cosponsors.

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