To better protect staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, home health providers have been using telehealth to deliver some services to Medicare beneficiaries. However, currently Medicare cannot reimburse home health providers for this virtual care and our home health members have been put in the position of forfeiting adequate reimbursement.
Join LeadingAge TODAY in urging Congress to support home health telehealth reimbursement!
The Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act (S.4854/H.R. 8677) supports home health providers’ ability to receive reimbursement for providing telehealth visits with appropriate protections for patients and families. The HEAT Act would put home health providers on par with all other providers with regards to flexibility during the ongoing and future public health emergencies which is critically important for the older adults and those home health providers who serve them.
Advocate for the HEAT Act by calling or emailing your lawmakers TODAY! Also, help us spread the message by forwarding this action alert to your staff, residents, and network.