Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017

This legislation would allow nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants to order Medicare home health care.

S. 445 had 46 bipartisan coponsors and H.R. 1825 had 182 cosponsors. This legislation has the support of a broad stakeholder community, including the major nurses associations and is likely to be reintroduced.