Today, CMS posted an advanced copy of the Medicare home health prospective payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2016.
In addition to outlining a variety of proposed payment revisions, the rule provides details related to the IMPACT Act and it’s implication on the Home Health Quality Reporting Program. The proposed rule also includes details of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model (HHVBP) that CMS intends to launch, providing more direct financial incentives to home health agencies demonstrating the ability to deliver higher quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.
It’s really happening! The shift toward increased provider accountability continues.
Stay educated and offer your valuable feedback and insight through the public comment process.Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until 5:00 pm September 4, 2015, and can be submitted electronically (refer to file code CMS-1625-P).
Let’s work together to create a home health payment system that rewards your efficiency and commitment to the highest quality outcomes for your home care patients.
Linda Krulish, PT MHS COS-C
President, OASIS Answers, Inc.
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