CMS Halves Originally Proposed Home Health Cut In Final 2020 Pay Rule

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / October 31, 2019 at 6:46 PM
CMS on Thursday (Oct. 31) halved a proposed behavioral adjustment cut in its final home health pay rule meant to offset potential spending increases under a new home health payment model after industry backlash. Under the final rule, this cut is based on the assumed behavior of home health agencies under the new pay model set to go into effect in January. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 required a move from 60-day episodes of care to 30-day episodes of...

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