CMS Finalizes New Home Health Pay System For 2020

By Michelle M. Stein / October 31, 2018 at 7:56 PM
CMS on Wednesday (Oct. 31) finalized a 2.2 percent pay increase for home health agencies for 2019, as well as a redesign of the home health pay system for 2020 that will focus less on therapy and more on patient clinical characteristics. Some stakeholders raised concerns with the behavioral adjustment included in the model, and Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, says his organization will ask Congress to change the behavioral adjustment. “While we...

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