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CMS Introduces Regulations to Benefit Home Health Agencies

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 9:57 AM

CMS has introduced several regulations affecting home health care, changing the background for agencies across the country. The first finalized rule encouraged hospitals to deal with post-acute providers for knee and hip replacement procedures through bundled payments.

In February, CMS released a proposal for a Medicare Probable Fraud Measurement Pilot in five states to require preauthorization before agencies see patients. Whether or not agencies are currently affected by such measures, there must be a plan set in place nationwide. Finding balance between old and new practices are important factors to ensure all employees within an organization are aware of and understand changes. For the full article, click here.

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