Senate Bill Introduced to Preserve Access to Medicare Home Health Services in Rural Areas

Last week, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), and Kit Bond (R-Mo.) introduced legislation that would restore the 5% add-on for Medicare home health services delivered in rural areas. The most recent iteration of the rural add-on expired at the end of 2006, and the “Medicare Rural Home Health Preservation Act” (S.1123) seeks to…