Lawmakers Are Trying Again to Relax Home Health Certification Requirements.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, NLCP-C, CFDS
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

April 9, 2019, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act. H.R.2150, the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2019, would extend certification authority to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. If passed, the legislation would ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.

To learn more about H.R. 2120 and the supporting representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Susan Wild (D-Pa.) and David Joyce (R-Ohio) follow the link below;

https://schakowsky.house.gov/press-releases/schakowsky-carter-introduce-bipartisan-legislation-to-improve-medicare-patient-access-to-home-health-care-services/