Last Thursday, Oct. 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the CY 2016 final payment rule. In the rule, CMS updates the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate for CY 2016 and implements a Home Health Value-based Purchasing model. While CMS slightly reduced the case mix adjustment cut from the proposed rule, the rate update will still result in an overall -1.4 percent payment cut to home health agencies in 2016. Read VNAA's summary of the rule here. VNAA encourages you to join us for a special Public Policy Town Hall to focus on the final rule Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. ET. All affiliate members are welcome to participate.
In Final 2016 Home Health Payment Rule, CMS Cuts Payment Rates, Advances Value-Based Purchasing Model