AHA to CMS: Proposed home health payment update ‘woefully inadequate’
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed 3.3% market basket update for Medicare home health agencies in calendar year 2023 is “woefully inadequate,” especially when combined with an unprecedented 7.69% behavioral offset based on flawed assumptions, AHA told the agency today. In the letter, AHA strongly urged CMS to halt this proposed cut.
“In addition, we are concerned about the inadequacy of the proposed market basket given the extraordinary inflationary environment in which we continue to operate,” AHA wrote. “As such, we urge CMS to discuss further how it will account for these increased costs to ensure that beneficiaries continue to have access to quality HH care.”