CMS Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Q&A – Finally Some Answers
On December 31st, CMS released their first Q&A on the CMS website, and in doing so provided some key information.
Hospice's first significant payment change since benefit inception
January 1, 2016 marks the start of the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation on how hospices are reimbursed.
Value Based Purchasing - Agencies Need More Information
Earlier this month CMS provided many updates with the release of the 2016 final rule and Value-Based Purchasing program. However, home health agencies are still waiting for vital information they need to determine their agency’s overall quality.
Value Based Purchasing – What is my target?
One of the sections in the Home Health Proposed Rule outlines how Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) total performance scores will be calculated. Both sets of calculations are derived using base year scores. Thus the quandary...
CMS Continues to Surprise
The Home Health Proposed Rule was posted by CMS on the Federal Register July 10th and it was full of surprises, especially in light of the much anticipated proposal on Value Based Purchasing (VBP).
July is Heating Up
It’s going to be a busy month. The Home Health Proposed Rule was just issued and the new Home Health Compare measures for 30-day readmissions and Quality of Patient Care star ratings, along with the PEPPER reports are all scheduled to be released.
First Quarter Results are in… Case Weights are Down, Revenue is Up!
I was curious to see how the Medicare case-mix weights and revenue were impacted, relative to the Home Health Final Rule published on November 6, 2014.
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