Sen. Collins Introduces Bill to Allow More Health Care Professionals to Certify Home Health Plans of Care

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) this week has introduced S.227, the “Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act,” which would allow nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, and physicians’ assistants to certify Medicare home health plans of care. Joining Collins in sponsoring the bipartisan bill is Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND). Collins previously introduced the bill in…