Value Based Purchasing

2018 Home Health Proposed Rule Issued

2018-04-03T22:22:01+00:00July 29, 2017|Archive, News|

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, CMS issued the CY 2018 Home Health Proposed Rule. Effective for home health episodes of care ending on or after January 1, 2018, the rule updates the Home Health Prospective Payment Systems (HH PPS) payment rates including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the

A Guide To Home Health Value-Based Purchasing

2017-12-19T02:49:00+00:00June 5, 2017|Home Health|

BACKGROUND In recent years, the Medicare home health program has grown quickly, both in cost and the number of patients served. In 2009, 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries received Medicare home health services, resulting in $18.9 billion in Medicare payments. While the Medicare home health program continues to expand, there is mounting concern that the existing

2017 Home Health Final Rule Published

2018-03-17T01:40:01+00:00November 1, 2016|News|

CMS released the 2017 Home Health Final Rule on October 31, 2016. The payment rate portion of the rule is consistent with the proposed rule, with only minor modifications, resulting in a slight rate reduction from 2016 rates. Some important items about the 2017 Home Health Final Rule to note: Outlier Calculations HHAs who have a

HEALTHCAREfirst Releases Future of Home Health White Paper

2018-03-24T02:19:29+00:00October 13, 2016|News|

We are pleased to announce the release of a new future of home health white paper white paper that takes a look at the current state of the home health industry and proposes new solutions for success. The white paper, “The Future of Home Health: A New Approach to Success,” was developed to identify the challenges

Value Based Purchasing Information and Important Dates

2017-09-26T02:17:32+00:00March 14, 2016|News|

Home Health Providers Should Be Aware Value Based Purchasing (VBP) is the new payment model, authorized under the Affordable Care Act, to improve health outcomes and value by tying home health payments to quality performance. As of January 1, 2016, all Medicare-certified home health providers (HHP) that provide services in Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida,