Patients Rising Now and 12 other organizations sent a letter to the House of Representatives and Senate leadership encouraging support for the Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022 (H.R. 8581/S. 4605).
There is currently a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposal that would cut back on home health services starting in 2023 and issuing clawbacks on services rendered during the pandemic. This would impact the health and safety of the 3.5 million seniors who utilize home health services and reflect a total reduction of $18.15 billion over the next ten years. The Preserving Access to Home Health Act would delay these plans until 2026, giving CMS time to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
We urged Congressional support and passage of this critical legislation to protect our nation’s seniors and we encourage everyone to read the letter.