SNF Diversion Bill ’Choose Home’ Bill Introduced, Projected to Save Up to $247M Annually

Posted Sunday, August 1, 2021

Last week, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Todd Young introduced a new bill titled Choose Home Care Act of 2021.  This legislation would enable certain Medicare patients to receive extended care services as an add-on to the existing Medicare home health benefit for 30 days following a hospital stay.

“In addition to receiving skilled nursing or rehabilitation services from their home health provider, for example, a patient could potentially receive meals, non-emergency transportation, remote patient monitoring and more. The idea is to give today’s highly diversified in-home care providers more flexibility and financial support to keep at-risk Medicare beneficiaries at home and out of costlier facility-based settings, in turn saving the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars a year.”

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