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AAHomecare Joins Coalition Effort to Extend CARES Act Medicare Relief

Posted On: November 13, 2020 by AAHomecare in: COVID-19, Press Releases

AAHomecare Joins Coalition Effort to Extend CARES Act Medicare Relief Suppliers Encouraged to Reinforce Message on Capitol Hill AAHomecare has joined a coalition of 27 major healthcare groups asking Congress to extend the moratorium on the 2% Medicare “sequestration” cuts through the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).  Congress paused these cuts as part of broad-based COVID-19 relief granted in the CARES Act in March, but only through December 2020. In their letter to Senate and House leaders, the coalition highlights the ongoing challenges faced by healthcare suppliers as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.  They contend that, “This upsurge in cases has impacted the financial health of medical professionals and facilities, including the increased cost of labor to ensure adequate staffing, procurement of personal protective equipment, significant reductions in patient volume resulting from orders to cancel non-emergent procedures,

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