NAHC Member Shows How to Support Advocacy

GO HERE to join Axxess in asking your members of Congress to support the Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022 John Olajide, Founder and CEO of Axxess, a member of the NAHC Board of Directors, and a leading technology partner for the in-home care industry, insists “Axxess must be a proactive thought leader and advocate alongside…

Key Home Health Legislation Builds Support in Congress

Send a message to Congress now! Help us build even more support The Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022 (S. 4605/H.R. 8581), a top NAHC Advocacy priority, is building momentum and adding supporters from both parties in both houses of Congress over the past week. As you probably know, this legislation would prevent the…

Private Duty Should Care About CMS Rate Cuts

  • GO HERE to tell your members of Congress to support this critical legislation!
  • Big win for NAHC Advocacy & home health providers & patients!

In June the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their proposed rule for home health services for CY2023. As part of their proposal they called for a 7.69 percent reduction to the base payment rate in order to meet a budget neutrality requirement as part of the transition to the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). In the Balanced Budget Act of 2018 Congress set parameters for the creation of PDGM with a 30-day payment episode, removal of therapy utilization in payment determinations, and a new case-mix methodology.

That large of a payment reduction would negatively impact all provider types, as seniors would ultimately have less access to care in the home.

“We estimate that 44 percent of all home health agencies would operate at a financial loss next year of the 7.69 percent rate cut takes effect, triggering a loss a care access for the millions of people relying on home health care,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi.

“This legislation should secure continued access to care,” added Dombi. “It will also provide an extended opportunity for CMS to rethink its approach to the budget neutrality adjustment. We firmly believe that CMS has much better options to consider that do not devastate the care that millions depend on.”

The Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022, S. 4605/H.R. 8581, introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives in the last week of July, would freeze CMS’ proposed 7.69 percent payment rate cut for CY2023. The swift movement of this legislation is a direct result of NAHC’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the entire industry and warrants attention from the private home care industry as well.

We ask every provider, regardless of service type, to urge your Senators to sign on to it. You can send a pre-drafted message by clicking here, though calls and/or personal messages are best.

Please reach out to NAHC with any questions, comments or thoughts.

Thank you for your assistance in this effort!

Legislation to Stop Home Health Rate Cuts Introduced in House of Reps

GO HERE to tell your members of Congress to support this critical legislation! Big win for NAHC Advocacy & home health providers & patients! Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to prevent cuts to the Medicare Home Health payment rate as proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in their…

FMC 2022: Leadership and a Fight for Home Health Care

Day two of the 2022 Financial Management Conference (FMC) began with more education, but in many ways the highlight of the day was one of the most popular features of the conference every year, the leadership panel. Officially titled “Home Care and Hospice Leadership Panel: A Practical View from Outside of Washington,” The leadership panel…

NAHC Advocacy: Legislation to Stop Home Health Rate Cuts Introduced

GO HERE to tell your members of Congress to support this critical legislation! Big win for NAHC Advocacy & home health providers & patients! Legislation has been introduced in the Senate designed to prevent cuts to the Medicare Home Health payment rate as proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in their…