The ability for non-physician practitioners to certify a patient’s eligibility for home health coverage.
Extending the 3% home health rural add-on.
The creation of a national home care workforce strategic plan.
These were just a few of the topics home health advocates discussed Wednesday morning during a dedicated hearing in front of the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging. Other issues highlighted during the nearly two-hour hearing included the behavioral-adjustment aspect of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).