|Nearly 3.5 million Americans rely on the Medicare home health benefit for high-quality, low-cost healthcare services. Please help protect our nation’s seniors by speaking out against deep regulatory cuts.We need you to take action today. Click on the Action Center buttons to the right to make your voice heard. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it will make a real difference for seniors across the country.
Know the facts.
- A home health prospective payment rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would slash Medicare funding for home health care by 14 percent by 2017. These proposed cuts would negatively impact more than 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who depend on home health care.
- The American population is aging rapidly, with approximately 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day. Our healthcare system must be ready to take on the demands of managing chronic disease, preventing costly hospital readmissions and providing rehabilitative therapies.
- Clinically advanced home health care is a key part of the solution to strengthening our nation’s healthcare system. Many therapies, once available only in an institutional setting, are now administered safely and more cost-effectively in the comfort of a patient’s own home. However, looming cuts to Medicare threaten these vital services for millions.
Download these issue briefs to learn more.
An overview of the proposed cuts
Why the proposed cuts don’t add up
Impact on jobs
Impact on underserved populations