Although the rule does not contain as many changes as some recent years, this rule contains a number of changes that will have a dramatic impact on home health.
Of course, the biggest impact will be in the form another rate reduction. This year's reduction is primarily due to CMS attempting to take back the "coding creep" it has identified. The rule also proposes to change how the HHRG is weighted. This would be aimed at "redistributing" money paid towards higher utilization therapy cases.
Get all the information you need about this proposed rule from Robert Markette during this 1-hour audio conference. Find out how the revised PPS will impact your bottom line and what strategies you may need to start considering in light of these changes.
Examine the primary sources of rate reductions in the rule, including the case mix creep "take back" and proposed changes to how therapy is handled in the HHRG. Knowing what is coming will help to assess strategies for next year to survive in the world of ever shrinking Medicare home health reimbursement.
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Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
Who should attend? Administrators, financial personnel; executives
For more than a decade, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing homecare providers.