Georgia already has close to 1.3 million Medicare recipients and our 65-and-over population will increase 143 percent between 2000 and 2030. Yet Congress could impose additional Medicare reimbursement cuts on home health services, limiting access to care and the opportunity for greater efficiency. The home health community believes it can also help address the nation’s fiscal challenges by proposing legislation to strengthen Medicare’s integrity and reduce costly fraud and abuse.
As a home health professional, I want to thank Rep. Phil Gingrey for his past support of home health. I hope he will continue to support reimbursements for Medicare home health services, and will vote to strengthen Medicare integrity.