Dec 20, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: how mandated access to at-home palliative care has made all the difference for some patients; and a town’s first-person account of battling the opioid epidemic.
Dec 12, 2018
The House of Representatives yesterday voted 400-11 to pass a health care bill (H.R. 7127) that includes the ACE Kids Act.
Nov 28, 2018
Regulatory Advisory: Home Health PPS Final Rule: CY 2019 Update and CY 2020 Payment System Redesign Audio recording (MP3)
Nov 20, 2018
Download the full Regulatory Advisory (PDF) below The payment update for CY 2019 is relatively straight forward; however, the substantial re-design for CY 2020 brings a complex transformation to the field. Overall, we support the design of the new model, which shifts resources to the medically-…
Nov 15, 2018
Leveraging home health and other post-acute programs/tools to assist hospitals in achieving their value based purchasing goals and preventing readmission Held Nov. 13, 2018 The Penn Home Care and Hospice Service model has identified interrelated goals to focus their efforts to align with Penn…
Nov 8, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to roll out its revised claim-review demonstration for Medicare fee-for-service home health services beginning Dec. 10 in Illinois.
Nov 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Oct. 31 issued a final rule that updates the home health (HH) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2019 and also makes changes to the HH quality reporting program. In addition, in accordance with the statutory mandate in the…
Oct 31, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released the home health prospective payment system final rule for calendar year 2019, which finalizes a major redesign for CY 2020.
Sep 4, 2018
AHA Aug. 31 expressed support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ efforts to develop an alternative to the current home health case-mix system, but urged the agency to continue to refine the proposed patient-driven groupings model to address provider concerns.