Tampa U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Cosponsors Home Health Legislation in Congress
Monday, July 1, 2019
Posted by: Kyle Simon
U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) last week became the third member of Florida's congressional delegation to cosponsor the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S.296/H.R.2150). If passed into law, H.R.2150 would allow Medicare payment for home health services ordered by a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, a certified nurse-midwife, or a physician assistant. Currently, coverage is provided only for services ordered by a physician.
Rep. Castor joins Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Miami) in supporting this critical industry-supported legislation. HCAF extends its gratitude to the Congresswomen for their leadership on behalf of the home health care industry and seniors who depend on cost-effective, high-quality health care in the patient-preferred setting: at home.