Comments in regards to the Rural Add-on provision as noted in the Proposed Rule for 2015 HH PPS:


Why should the Rural Add-on end on 12/31/15?

If there is a viable need for it now, what is changing that makes it not necessary come 2016?

I know there is legislation for this, but aside from that, if it is the right and proper thing to do, why should it end for those agencies providing services to Medicare beneficiaries in rural service areas at the end of 2015?

Would CMS as an organization encourage the continuation of the Rural add-on for the indefinite future beyond 2016?