While all Medicare beneficiaries are in need of healthcare services, home healthcare beneficiaries are typically more vulnerable than the average Medicare patient. They are older, more likely to live alone, have fewer financial resources, and suffer from more chronic health conditions.
In recent years, the home health benefit has been repeatedly hit with spending cuts, which have the potential to directly impact the services offered to some of the most vulnerable of Medicare recipients.
The Partnership is committed to developing innovative reforms to improve and protect home healthcare for all our nation’s seniors.
The infographic below explains the differences between Medicare home health beneficiaries and the average Medicare beneficiary.