NAHC Releases Draft Comments On 2016 Medicare Home Health Rates & Value-Based Purchasing Regulation
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015 9:14 AM
A proposed rule released earlier this summer by CMS will have a significant impact on Medicare home health services in 2016. The proposed rule sets out 2016 payment rates that include third year of rate rebasing along with an additional rate cut for case mix creep. Additionally, the proposed rule unveils a Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program that would directly affect 9 states starting in 2016 with a 5-year pilot program. The VBP program can be expanded at any time to other states or the whole nation. According to NAHC, one of the benefits of our federal system "is the opportunity for any person or organization to submit comments on proposed federal regulations that must be considered by the federal agency before any new rule is finalized." The public comment process has historically led to significant changes in federal regulatory proposals, including Medicare home health rules. NAHC encourages home health agencies to seriously consider the submission of comments. NAHC recommends agencies compose their own unique comments, however, NAHC also recommends reviewing the draft comments it has developed on behalf of its memberships. Click here to read more.
Corridor is the nation’s preferred partner and trusted business advisor to home health and hospice providers, providing quality services and impactful results for 30 years. Focusing on key operational, regulatory and financial challenges, Corridor delivering industry-unique solutions and deep expertise in coding, clinical documentation review, compliance, billing and collections , consulting and provider staff education . At Corridor, we make the business of caring for people Better! For the most important industry updates and news that impacts home health and hospice, please make sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive the latest up-to-date industry information direct to your inbox!
For additional information, please contact Corridor at 1-866-263-3795.Go Back