FutureFocus January 31, 2018 Preventable Hospitalizations for Home Health
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
In This Issue
CMS Developing Approach For Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Home Health
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.
CMS Extends Ground Ambulance, Home Health Moratoria
CMS extended for another six months its moratoria on enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies in Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Texas, and on new Part B non-emergency ground ambulance suppliers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
VA-CMS Join Forces to Detect Fraud, Waste, Abuse
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) January 23 announced a partnership to share data, data analytics tools, and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse.
This newest partnership enhances ongoing efforts between the country’s two largest public-private health-care payment organizations to help the nation’s veterans by leveraging the gains made by CMS, according to the VA.