Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced that she will co-sponsor S. 578, the Home Health Planning Improvement Act of 2015. This bill will allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify and oversee Medicare home health plans of care. The bill has been introduced several times by Senator Susan Collins (R- ME) and providers are hopeful that it will garner enough support for a floor vote.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D- NH) has been a consistent supporter of this cause and is also a co-sponsor of S. 578. There are currently 35 co-sponsors on S. 578. It’s great to have both of New Hampshire’s US Senators on the bill