FutureFocus January 31, 2018 Preventable Hospitalizations for Home Health

Lisa Remington

In this week’s FutureFocus, is an important development to the future of home health. CMS is developing potentially preventable hospitalizations for the home health setting. This is an indicator of a future quality measure. In another move, CMS is continuing its moratoria on enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies in certain states. We provide the details. In an effort to detect fraud, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and CMS are partnering to share data, data analytics and best practices.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

CMS has contracted with Abt Associates to develop potentially preventable hospitalizations for the home health setting. As part of its measure development process, CMS asks contractors to convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure contractor during measure development and maintenance.