VNAA Supports 2013 FY Budget; Opposes Co-Pay for Home Health

In a statement released last week (2/13/12), the VNAA announced its support of President Barak Obama's efforts to cut waste and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid systems. In his proposed 2013 FY budget, President Obama proposes efforts "to boost integrity and reduce improper payments."

The VNAA does however, oppose the proposal in the 2013 FY budget to impose a $100 co-pay for Medicare home health and hospice services. According to Andy Carter, VNAA President and CEO, "we urge Congress and the Administration to avoid across-the-board cuts or patient co-payments. And instead use targeted strategies to reduce payments, as the President's budget states [made to the wrong person, in the wrong amount, or for the wrong reason.]"

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