09 Nov Ask your Member of Congress to Support Allowable Cost Legislation
The CAH Coalition’s legislation, the bipartisan Critical Access and Rural Equity (CARE) Act, H.R. 3224, has been introduced in the United States House of Representatives. The CARE Act legislation will ensure Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are able to maintain high-quality care in their rural communities by offering greater clarity to the definition of allowable costs.
The CARE Act would clarify the definition of CAH allowable costs to assure that patient- and physician-centered expenses are included as originally intended. The legislation would also clarify commonly cited auditor discrepancies and remove barriers to care by ensuring coverage of the most common diagnostic tests, health clinics, and physician recruitment and retention costs.
We urge you to write to your member of Congress and ask them to support the CARE Act. You can find your member of Congress here.
If you have questions about this legislation or would like assistance speaking with your member about it, reach out to the CAH Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org.