New Jobs Report Confirms Medicare Cuts Leading to Job Loss in Home Health Sector

Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: The December Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs report finds that 3,700 home health jobs were lost last month. Home health leaders warn that these cuts are the first in what is feared will be a wave of job loss resulting from severe Medicare home health cuts made in the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Final Rule last November to help pay for Obamacare. In addition to reducing needed jobs for home health professionals, these severe cuts will directly impact millions of the homebound seniors and disabled Americans by limiting their access to the clinically advanced, cost effective home healthcare they need and prefer. Read more…

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