Will you be affected? Fees for Medicare home health visits looming.

As been widely reported, traditional Medicare recipients are now facing the possibility of being charged for home health visits by nurses, and other health attendants.  A recommendation by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is pushing Congress to act on legislation to curtail the overuse of the service along with fighting fraud at the same time; taxpayers are contributing billions each year only to end up in the wrong hands.  Certainly, the current fragile economy is catalyst to the recommendation’s coming into fruition.  Those to be affected and not affected are…

Subject to the fee

  • The more than 30 million Medicare beneficiaries.

Not to be affected

  • Medicaid recipients & people just released from hospitals.

And there is no word whether Medicare Advantage recipients would be affected at the moment.

Credit source: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press- 1/13/11.

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