URGENT: Ask Congress to Support Legislation to Stop Home Health Cuts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed an alarming, permanent 7.69% cut to Medicare home health services. This cut equates to a $1.33 billion cut from home healthcare in 2023 alone. Further, Medicare forecasts additional cuts of more than $2 billion in 2024 and the years beyond. In total, these cuts could reach $18 billion over the next ten years.

This summer, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Susan Collins and Representatives Terri Sewell and Vern Buchanan introduced the Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2022 (S. 4605/H.R. 8581) to prevent the proposed cuts to home health from taking effect prior to 2026. 

Now that Congress is back in Washington D.C., we need them to take action to stop these cuts. 

Lawmakers must hear from their home health community constituents about the need to pass this legislation before the end of the year. Voices like yours are highly influential to lawmakers, which is why we need you to ask your Members of Congress to support this important piece of legislation.

Send an email to your federal lawmakers now asking them to support the Preserving Access to Home Health Act and submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper to raise awareness.

Even if you have contacted your lawmakers about this legislation in the past, we encourage you to reach out again now that they have returned from summer recess.