2011 Medicare Home Health Proposed Rates: Remember to Check Wage Index Changes

The recently issued Proposed Rule setting out the 2011 Medicare home health prospective payment system rates includes an updated wage index for 2011 (NAHC Report, 7/19/10). As usual, the update wage index tables must be considered when determining what the provider-specific rates might be in 2011. Several geographic areas have significant differences between the 2010…