With the publication of CMS’s Final Rule on 2014 Prospective Payment System (PPS) Home Health Rebasing arriving in less than two weeks, HCAF has been told that a little more pressure on CMS is needed at this crucial juncture. There is still time to contact your legislator and urge them to OPPOSE 14% in cuts to the medicare home health rate! By slashing rates by 3.5% per year for four years beginning January 1st, 2014, CMS will reduce all 50 states and the District of Columbia to negative average Medicare margins by 2017. It goes without saying that this would be catastrophic to the home health industry!
HCAF is partnering with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) in our legislative efforts to eliminate completely or at least reduce the impact of this rule, but we need your help!
Please use the links below to access NAHC’s website to send an email to your elected officials in Washington letting them know you, their constituent, need them to preserve home health for the patients, employees, and operators of home health in their district.
Feel free to add a personal message to the informative letter sent on your behalf on the right-side of the linked website.
By entering your address and clicking “Send”, this message will be automatically sent to U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio as well as the Congressman or Congresswoman from your district.
HCAF also encourages you to write to the White House as well!
HCAF is here to advocate for home health, but we cannot do it without your help. Please take a short moment and let your voice be heard in order to make sure home care is not slammed with this massive cut.