Proposed 2015 Home Health PPS Changes Released by CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted the new proposed PPS changes on July 2nd that include changes for 2015 and introduce the 2016 Home Health (HH) Value-based Purchasing Model.

The proposal includes possible changes:

  • Face-to-face encounter
  • HH PPS Case-Mix Weights; Wage Index; Market Basket Adjustments; & Rebasing rate
  • Therapy reassessment simplification
  • HH Quality Reporting – OASIS submissions
  • HH CoP  changes for SLP qualifications
    • 2016 HH Value-based Purchasing Model (NEW) to be piloted in 5-8 states

The comment period starts on July 7 and ends September 2, 2014, You can review and comment on the proposed changes online at http://federalregister.gov/a/2014-15736.

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