Scott, Carper Draft Bill Extending At-Home Care Waivers For Patients

By Cara Smith / February 25, 2022 at 10:52 AM
A bipartisan Senate duo, rallied by home-based care advocates, plans to push for a two-year extension of a pandemic waiver that allows in-home care to substitute for certain Medicare inpatient procedures, and they hope to get the measure tucked into the upcoming omnibus funding package, lobbyists say. The two-year extension would give lawmakers time to build support for permanent legislation making home-based use of telehealth and innovative technologies an alternative to certain inpatient procedures. The soon-to-be-introduced Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization...

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