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CMS Proposes Nearly $1 Billion Cut To Home Health In 2019

July 26, 2017 at 1:56 PM
CMS proposed Tuesday (July 25) to cut nearly $1 billion from Medicare reimbursement for home health services in 2019 by changing the unit of payment for home health episodes from 60 days of care to 30 days. However, CMS is leaving open the possibility of reducing the $950 million pay cut in half. “[W]e are considering potential alternative implementation approaches for the HHGM, including, but not limited to, a partially budget-neutral approach with a phase-out period,” the proposed pay rule...


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