Rep. Abraham, colleagues save Medicare 'house calls'
Elderly patients who access home health care services, the modern version of house calls, were near eviction before Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham and others convinced Medicare to scuttle the plan this week.
Abraham, R-Alto, who is a doctor, and Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter signed by 174 members asking The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse course, which it did Wednesday.
"Home health services not only save lives, but they save millions of dollars in hospital stays," Abraham told USA Today Network. "Why would you take something that's working and change it? I've used it extensively during my 20-plus years of medical practice."
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