CMS Issues Requirements for States to Measure Access to Services
Last week, CMS issued a final rule with comment that requires states to develop and implement a plan to measure access to specific fee-for-service services, including home health services. If access is found to be lacking, states must develop a correction plan. In a separate but related Request for Information, CMS seeks input on what the framework could be for metrics that would capture access regardless of state or delivery system type (FFS or managed care). Read VNAA’s summary of the rule.