Friday, October 31, 2014

Medicare Cuts Payments To Home Health Care By $60M

By Coleen Elkins

Home health care offers peace of mind and increases your ability to heal after an illness or procedure. Home based medical services are received by approximately 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries each year.

Medicare recently finalized a $60 million cut to the agencies that provide this valuable service. Groups representing home health care providers unsuccessfully lobbied to stop the cuts.

Medicare says the cuts will will advance the goal of delivering better healthcare at lower costs. As part of the changes Medicare now requires a face to face appointment with a physician for a patient to receive home health care benefits.

Read more here: Home health care cuts

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