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House Letter to HHS, CMS Calls for Halt to HHGM 10.30.17

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 2:07 PM

A bipartisan letter signed by 174 US Representatives was sent to HMS and CMS requesting that they delay the implementation of HHGM pending more time to analyze the impact it will have on Home Health.

“The 174 Representatives who signed the letter “share CMS’ stated goal of more closely aligning home health reimbursements with the patients’ clinical needs.” Therefore, they ask CMS to not include the HHGM proposal in its final CY 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System rulemaking “and instead work with relevant stakeholders, including home health agencies, providers and patient groups, in a more inclusive process” to develop and implement payment reforms.”

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