FutureFocus September 12, 2018 Home Health Payment Reform Insights

Lisa Remington

In this week’s FutureFocus, is a letter from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to CMS Administrator, Seema Verma. The letter is commenting on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY2019 home health prospective payment system rate update and 2020 case-mix adjustment methodology refinements; home health value-based purchasing model; home health quality reporting requirements; home infusion therapy requirements; and training requirements for surveyors of national accrediting organizations,” Federal Register, vol. 83, no. 134, p. 32340 (July 12, 2018). We provide the in-depth comments. This is a must read for all providers. Will MedPAC's comments influence the final rule?

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

By: Lisa Remington, President Remington Health Strategy Group and Publisher, The Remington Report

Rule Proposals and Comments by MedPAC on the Proposed CY2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and 2020 Case-mix Adjustment Mmethodology

MedPAC, the committee reporting to Congress on Medicare agrees and sometimes not with the proposed CY2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update. Each section of the proposed rule is broken down with comments by MedPAC.