Home Health Study Highlights Who Medicare Cuts Will Impact

New analyses on home health beneficiaries highlights suggests older women and minorities will be disproportionately impacted from cuts to Medicare reimbursements stemming from the Affordable Care Act. A majority of home health beneficiaries and caregivers are women, and Medicare home health beneficiaries are among the most vulnerable of all Medicare beneficiaries, finds analysis completed by […]

Home Health Alliance: Medicare Cuts Make for an Unhappy New Year

Upcoming payment changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System under the Affordable Care Act have made the start to the new year unhappy, according to a home health alliance that’s urging the Obama Administration to prevent or reverse the planned cuts.  A final rule released the Friday before Thanksgiving cuts Medicare home health payments […]

Congress Members Band Together Against Home Health Cuts

Nearly 150 House Representatives have sent a letter to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing concern regarding proposed cuts to Medicare home health reimbursements and how they could affect patient access to skilled home health care. The 142 bipartisan lawmakers signed a Sept. 25 letter urging CMS to conduct a complete analysis […]

Home Health Copays Pose Risk to Financially Vulnerable Seniors: Report

Nearly half of all seniors in the United Sates are “economically vulnerable” and could be especially at risk in the event Medicare reinstates copayments for home health beneficiaries, say home health leaders citing new research. Just under 20 million Americans have incomes lower than 200% of the supplemental poverty threshold, according to an Economic Policy […]