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Medicare proposal calls for in-home care program to cut costs

Posted On: Apr. 24, 2023 9:49 AM CST

A new bipartisan bill in Congress hopes to address Medicare's looming insolvency issue by creating a new benefit for Medicare beneficiaries to have an in-home clinician for up to 12 hours a week, Becker’s Payer Issues reports. Physicians would receive monthly payments for care instead of fee-for-service, and reimbursement for home-based services like dialysis and lab tests would be expanded.