CMS issued the Final CY 2017 Home Health PPS Rate Update in the Federal Register on November 3rd. All of the proposals to update the VBP program were finalized with no changes regardless of stakeholder comments, except for one...
With provider and industry comments now in, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will take the next 60 days to evaluate and make any suggested changes in the Home Health CY 2017 Final Rule.
How about the variance between case weights at RAP and Final Claim?
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.
Take a look at the data, particularly the difference in length of stay, but with little impact on quality metrics.