Home Health Services Patients Sue HHS Secretary Over Medicare Policy

October 13, 2022

A class action suit has been filed against the Secretary of HHS alleging that they are failing to administer the Medicare home health benefit. They are alleging that the policies maintained by his department are restricting access to home health aide services for Medicare beneficiaries who are disabled or live with chronic conditions.

“The Secretary has effectively redefined eligibility for Medicare-covered home health aide services to exclude people who require more than very minimal aide services for a short duration of time,” read the suit. “He thereby deprives these beneficiaries of necessary, Medicare-covered services for which they qualify and subjects them to discrimination on the basis of disability.”

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