Saving the Rural Add-On

 

 

The extension of the 3% rural add-on for Medicare home health episodes remains a top priority for home health agencies.  The differential payment expires on 12/31/17. While Senator Susan Colllins (R-ME) has introduced S.353 to continue the payment, it’s more likely that the add-on will be included in an “extender bill” for many programs. It’s critical that our Congressional Delegation hear from home care providers that this payment is important to us!