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Reaffirming Importance of Home Health Care

Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments) Staff Report

This week, more than 30 Florida home care agency leaders – including board and staff of the Home Care Association of Florida, as well as home care agency executives and lobbyists – met with 26 members of the Florida delegation. The meeting was Part of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s march on Washington.

Among the key issues discussed:

  • Fixes to the Bipartisan Budget Act, regarding the pending overhaul of the Medicare payment system for home health benefits;
  • Passage of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, which currently has no Florida co-sponsors (last year, Nelson and Rubio co-led initiatives, including sign-on letters by the full delegation to CMS on critical industry issues; HCAF is currently garnering support for this legislation); and,
  • Reaffirming the value of home health care: high-quality, cost-effective health care in the patient-preferred setting – home. Every year, nearly 1,000 agencies across Florida provide services to more than 329,000 patients. The home care industry also employs more than 68,000 Floridians.

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