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August 05, 2021

Choose Home Care Act of 2021 Introduced In the Senate

On July 29, United States Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Choose Home Care Act of 2021.  If enacted, the Act would permit eligible Medicare beneficiaries to opt in to receive home-based extended care after a qualifying hospital discharge. Post-acute Medicare beneficiaries will be able to choose between post-acute Skilled Nursing Facility care or up to 30 days of expanded skilled and at-home services under the Choose Home Care Act’s add-on to the existing Medicare Home Health post-discharge benefit. The legislation allows Medicare beneficiaries and home health care providers flexibility and financing to provide robust health care to patients from the comfort of their homes, and provides a cheaper alternative to services provided by skilled nursing facilities.