Save Home Health Rallies Show Support for the SAVE Medicare Home Health Act

We would like to thank Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman David McKinley for their support of home healthcare and the SAVE Medicare Home Health Act.

During the recent Save Home Health rallies in Kentucky and West Virginia, Senator McConnell and Congressman McKinley spoke out about the unprecedented 14% Medicare cuts to home healthcare and the negative impact it will have on patients and jobs.

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There are 3.5 million seniors and disabled individuals who rely on the Medicare home healthcare benefit for their care.  The SAVE Medicare Home Health Act aims to protect access to care for these patients.

It is critical that we join Senator McConnell and Congressman McKinley in support of Medicare’s most vulnerable patients. Ask your member of Congress to sign on to the bill today.

Future of Home Health Care Workshop

This week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council hosted the Future of Home Health Care Workshop, sponsored by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), to discuss the current state of home health in the nation’s health care delivery system in order to improve the understanding of the role home health care will play in the future.

As a member of AHHQI, we were pleased to see experts representing academia, think tanks, government, accrediting bodies, healthcare delivery systems, national associations and other thought leaders in the health care community examine trends affecting Medicare home health care today and the changes needed in home health care to optimally serve patients and the U.S. health care system in the future.

You can see a recap of the #FutureofHH conversation on Twitter here.

The Future of Home Health Workshop was one piece of the four-phase Future of Home Health Project. We look forward to learning more in the next phase of the project at the symposium this January.