Senate Finance Committee

Senators Want To Improve Medicare For Seniors With Chronic Diseases, But Are Ignoring Half The Problem

A powerful bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to improve medical care for older Americans with chronic disease. By doing so, they are taking an important step in improving the health and quality of life of these seniors. But so far at least, they are focusing on only half the problem. While older people with chronic conditions do need improved [...]

Congress, Medicare, and Home Health Agencies

The Senate Finance Committee has begun an investigation into four big home-health agencies that, it alleges, artificially inceased their home therapy visits to take advantage of higher Medicare billing rates. A May 12 letter from committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and senior Republican Charles Grassley (R-IA) asked the four for-profit agencies--Amedisys, Almost Family Inc. Gentiva Health Services, and LHC Group-- for records and [...]

By |2010-05-17T09:23:34-04:00May 17th, 2010|Health reform, Medicare|0 Comments