Although the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill recently signed into law contains positive provisions for the home care and hospice segments, much more needs to be done to ensure that providers can continue operating during the pandemic and beyond, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice said in a recent analysis.

NAHC applauded the extension of the moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequestration cut and said that the additional support available through the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program will help many home care companies.

The organization also said it supports President-elect Joe Biden’s position that the legislation is “only a down payment on the relief that is needed.” As such, the analysis noted that Congress is expected to begin working on additional relief in this month, adding that ”the fate of these efforts remains uncertain, given the many months that it took to break the partisan impasse that had developed on this legislation.”

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