An article front and center on the New York Times website on December 4 focused on the potential cuts to home health Medicare payments in the health care reform debate.
The story is an excellent summary touching upon the political, financial, and, most importantly, the human side of the issue. It also presents the confusion that is experienced by those who work in, and are served by, the home health industry who are aware of its cost-efficiency, among other benefits:
The proposed cuts appear to be at odds with other provisions of the giant health care bills. A major goal of those bills is to reduce the readmission of Medicare patients to hospitals. Medicare patients say that is exactly what home care does.
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