NAHC to Congress: Protect Medicare, Don’t Use Funds to Pay Non-Health Care Costs

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and a group of like-minded organizations representing America’s health providers have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), asking them to oppose an extension of mandatory Medicare sequestration as a pay-for in any infrastructure package; and…

NAHC Advocacy Win! Congress Extends Suspension of Medicare Sequestration

Last night the U.S. House of Representatives voted 384-28 to to extend the suspension of the two percent Medicare sequestration through the end of 2021. The Senate voted 90-2 to approve this measure last month, but full approval in Congress was delayed when the House went into recess. The bill now goes to the desk…

Congress Approves Extension of Medicare Sequestration Moratorium

NAHC advocacy helps prevent deep reimbursement rate cuts The House of Representatives and Senate have separately taken action to provide further suspension of the Medicare Sequester. While similar in intent, the two bodies took different approaches to the policy. The House took first action in approving H.R. 1868. The Senate followed up with an amendment…

NAHC to Congress: No Sequester Spending Cuts to Providers

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has written a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), urging the Senate to prevent Medicare sequestration cuts to health care providers, particularly while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. America’s front line health care providers continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, which has…

NAHC Analysis: Impact of COVID Relief and Spending Bill on Home Care and Hospice

President Donald J. Trump signed legislation in late December to fund U.S. federal government operations through the 2021 Fiscal Year and provide $900 billion of stimulus supports to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NAHC offers the following summary of the over 5600 page legislation. Generally, we confine our summary to those provisions that…