I am in the process of getting my MSN in Health Policy and have to pick a topic that I would like to see changed within the health care arena. I have chosen homebound status due to the ambiguous way it is written. My dilemma is do I move to have it abolished or do I move to have it clarified where there is less room for it to be interpreted? My personal feeling is to have it abolished as I think we can provide more short term care to more individuals for disease prevention and management thereby preventing future hospitalizations. My examples would be new diabetics, CHF, HTN patients that with some personal intervention at the time of diagnosis would provide a better outcome in the long run. I am wondering how other homecare nurses feel about homebound status and would they keep the law the same, abolish it or make it stricter. Any opinions and thoughts welcome! Thanks.