The 2015 HHA PPS Update:Prepare for More Challenges

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
60 minutes
Product Description

Home Health Agencies – Prepare to Face Additional Cuts to Your Medicare Payments

Home health agencies will face additional cuts to their Medicare payment rates in 2015 as well as changes in the PPS (prospective payment system) case mix model. This audio conference by home health veteran Mark Sharp will define the changes for 2015, and identify strategies to help home health agencies prepare for the rate reductions and other PPS changes.

Session Highlights:

  • Definition of the base home health PPS rate changes, including rebasing impacts
  • Overview of the changes in the case mix model, including additional recalibrations of the weights
  • Potential impacts of the changes on home health agencies
  • Description of 2015 changes unrelated to payment, including face-to-face encounter modifications
  • Strategies to help prepare for the 2015 changes; and
  • Overview of potential changes beyond 2015 and strategies for long-term success

Additional Resources:

  • Listing of changes in home health PPS for 2015
  • Tips for preparing for the changes
  • Sample of impact assessment of payment changes

Who should attend:

  • Home health owners and administrators
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Financial, reimbursement and accounting personnel


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About Our Speaker

Mark Sharp - Home Health and Hospice Coding Expert

Mark is a Partner with BKD, LLP and serves as the firm’s Home Care & Hospice Center of Excellence Coordinator. He has more than 20 years of experience assisting home care and hospice providers with audits, strategic planning, accounting, cost reports, projections, operating budgets, corporate integrity, agency start-up and mergers and acquisitions.

Mark frequently presents workshops on various home care and hospice topics at national, regional...   More Info
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