Commenting today on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ home health prospective payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2022, AHA expressed support for CMS’ decision to forego action in CY 2022 on a behavioral adjustment to the Patient Driven Grouping Model case-mix system, while asking the agency to continue doing so until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The association expressed concern with the accuracy of several of CMS’ key behavioral assumptions, urging the agency to conduct a closer analyses of the gap between projected and actual provider behavior. AHA also commented on the agency’s quality measures proposals and a CMS request for information on health equity and digital quality measurement. 

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