Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Preserving Access to Home Health Act (H.R. 8581/S.4605)

The Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022 was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress by Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Susan Collins, R-Maine. This bipartisan legislation would prevent a proposed 7.69% cut and the additional $2 billion in "clawback" cuts to home health care services that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services included in the proposed 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment rule. These cuts are on top of CMS continuing the assumption-based -4.36% behavioral change adjustment that has reduced rates since 2020.

The legislation would prevent CMS from implementing any permanent or temporary adjustment to home health prospective payment rates before 2026. This delay would provide time for CMS to refine its proposed approach to determining budget neutrality in home health.

Please take a few minutes to contact your members of Congress and urge them to support the Preserving Access to Home Health Act (H.R. 8581/S.4605) and encourage them to include it any year-end legislative package that Congress considers.

Thank you for your advocacy and support of the PT profession!

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