S.1725: Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2019

Overview

Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2019 This bill establishes circumstances under which an occupational therapist may conduct an initial or comprehensive assessment for an individual who is eligible for home health services under Medicare. Specifically, an occupational therapist may conduct the assessment if the physician’s referral order does not include skilled nursing care but does include (1) occupational therapy, and (2) physical therapy or speech language pathology.

Our Stance

Watching

Priority

Low

Bill Number

S.1725

Date Introduced

June 05, 2019

Committee

Senate Finance Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled