Rep. Debra Heffernan has introduced a bill that will set a minimum Medicaid reimbursement rate for home health care nursing services that are paid for by Medicaid-contracted organizations. The rate shall be at least equal to the rate set by the Division of Medicaid for equivalent services. Home care nurses and aides give Delawareans with disabilities the option to remain at home with their families and prevents unnecessary use of higher-cost hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MEDICAID AND HOME HEALTH CARE.
SPONSORS: Heffernan, Townsend, Hansen, Henry, Richardson, Baumbach, Osienski, Paradee, Viola
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HISTORY: Reported out of the House Health & Human Development Committee on 6/14/17
STATUS: On House Ready List.
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Hope it passes as it is much needed when caring for the disabled, believe me, I know. Interesting that at the same time the Republicans are trying to destroy Medicaid by gutting payments so they can divert the funds for tax cuts for their rich owners. From experience I can tell that Medicaid is just as vital as Medicare for the elderly, especially when insanely expensive medical care and medicines have taken all their funds.