This article is written for the Huffington Post by Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, is Chair of the Center for Public Policy at Emory University in Atlanta, Executive Director of the National Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would result in nearly $20 billion in funding cuts for home health services at a time when America’s seniors and disabled need them most. This is on top of $40 billion in home health care cuts as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Professor Thorpe stresses the importance for CMS to reconsider this proposed rule and emphasizes the need for the U.S. to shift from an unsustainable path of hospital-based care to providing essential services in the home.
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