NAHC to Congress: Minimum Wage Hikes Must Not Outpace Reimbursement Rates

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021  

Last week, NAHC sent a letter to leaders in Congress offering recommendations as they consider raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  The increase to $15 poses an issue to home health and hospice providers as the reimbursement rate would make it hard for them to make a profit.

“In the letter NAHC acknowledges the need to compensate the home care workforce fairly for their valuable work while positioning providers to stay competitive for staff. As a recommendation NAHC urges Congress to increase payment rates from federally funded programs in conjunction with an increase to the minimum wage as a means to offset agencies increased labor cost. In addition, NAHC recommends that a tax credit or subsidy be created for the consumer of service so that they are positioned to maintain the level of care they need.”

Source: NAHC

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