Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2018 and 2019

CMS Announces Proposed Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2018 and 2019

CMS projects that Medicare payments to HHAs in CY 2018 would be reduced by 0.4 percent, or $80 million, based on the proposed policies. The proposed rule also includes changes to the home health prospective payment system case-mix adjustment methodology. If finalized, the unit of payment would shift to 30-day periods of care and result in an estimated $950 million reduction in home health payments in 2019.

CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule through Sept. 25.

For detailed information please refer to the following link:

https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2017-Fact-Sheet-items/2017-07-25.html