VNAA Submits Comments on HH Payment Rule; Emphasizes Need to Stop Additional Payment Cuts
Last week, VNAA submitted comments to CMS on the proposed 2016 home health payment rule. If finalized, the rule would cut Medicare payments to home health agencies by $350 million in 2016 and implement a value-based purchasing program. VNAA strongly urged CMS to rescind the proposed case-mix adjustment payment cut and, while supportive of value-based purchasing, recommended that CMS make a number of substantial modifications to the program. Read VNAA's full comments here.