Senate GOP Letter Expresses Concerns about Medicaid Access Rule

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On Thursday, February 15, eleven Senate Republicans sent the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) a letter expressing concerns about the Medicaid Access rule its consequences. In the letter, the Senators write that they, “have significant concerns that the proposal could and will likely harm access for seniors and people with disabilities, particularly in rural […]

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Credit for Caring Introduced in Both Houses of Congress

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A bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators and Representatives has reintroduced the Credit for Caring Act (S. 3702, H.R. 7165), a bill intended to bolster support for family caregivers nationwide. Spearheaded by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), alongside Representatives Linda […]

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New Legislation Would Expand Access to Occ Therapy

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In a promising bipartisan effort, the Medicare Home Health Accessibility Act, H.R. 7148, has been introduced by a coalition of legislators including Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-11), Dr. John Joyce (R-PA-13), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-37). This crucial bill aims to revolutionize home health care by allowing occupational therapy (OT) to be ordered as […]

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Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act Approved in House of Representatives

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Earlier this month the US House of Representatives approved the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act. Championed by Representatives Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Jack Bergman (R-MI) the legislation was passed by a vote of 414-5. The Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act provides for enhanced home care services for veterans. At its core, the legislation seeks to […]

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NAHC Thanks Rep. Earl Blumenauer for Years of Strong Advocacy

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On October 30, 2023, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) announced that he will be retiring from Congress after his current term is up at the end of 2024. Representative Blumenauer has been, and remains, one of the most passionate and steadfast champions for improving end-of-life and serious illness care, and the opportunity for care in the […]

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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on LTSS Workforce

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On Wednesday, October 25th, in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives held a hearing titled, “Supporting Access to Long-Term Services and Supports: An Examination of the Impacts of Proposed Regulations on Workforce and Access to Care.” The hearing specifically looked at two recent regulations from the […]

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