Advocacy Alert!

The 3% Rural Add-On is critically important to preserving access to Medicare home health services for patients in rural areas of New Hampshire.  The US Senate is considering a rural add-on extension that will limit it to sparsely-populated “frontier areas” and eventually phase it out.  What’s more, the Senate proposal will slash more money from home health than is needed to pay for the add-on.

 

We want Congress to use S.353, sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, as the basis for the extension.  This would extend the rural add-on for all rural areas through 2022, and pay for it with a small   home health outlier adjustment.

 

Click on the link below to read info about the rural add-on.  Use the NAHC Legislative Action Center to send a message to Senators Shaheen and Hassan, and Congresswomen Kuster and Shea-Porter.

 

https://report.nahc.org/help-protect-home-health-care-for-rural-patients/

 

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