House Signature Campaign: Final Week for Members of Congress to Sign-on
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
by: Sarah Bogdan, Director of Legislative Affairs

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA), James McGovern (D-MA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), are leading a sign-on letter that is being circulated in the House expressing Congress' concern with the home health case mix cut and the Value Based Purchasing penalty percentage proposed by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). VNAA urges its members to contact their Members of Congress to ask them to sign on to this letter. This letter can be very helpful in securing CMS' reconsideration of its proposed cut and penalty, so it is crucial that our community do everything it can to urge lawmakers to add their names to this letter. This letter will be closed and sent to CMS on Sept. 15, so we need to gather as many signature commitments as possible over the August Congressional recess. Currently, over 15 Representatives have committed to signing on to the letter. VNAA is pleased to be partnering with the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, and the state associations on this effort. 

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