CMS Proposes 8% Cut To Offset Behavior In New Home Health Pay System

By Michelle M. Stein / July 11, 2019 at 7:07 PM
CMS included an 8% rate cut within a new home health pay model as part of a proposed rule on the sector’s 2020 pay released Thursday (July 11), which the agency says accounts for changes in home health agency behavior expected under the new system. But Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, told Inside Health Policy that by proposing to preemptively cut home health pay in anticipation of certain behaviors that could increase...

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