Representatives Walden and Schwartz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation that would Allow Nurse Practitioners and Other Skilled Health Care Providers to Order Home Health Services Under Medicare

U.S. Representatives Greg Walden (R-OR) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), along with 19 other co-sponsors, introduced bipartisan legislation today to ensure that seniors and disabled citizens have timely access to home health services under Medicare. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2013 will allow physician assistants (PA), nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse…