NAHC Recommends That CMS Correct Flawed Case Mix Creep and Outlier Policies and Establish a PPS Reform Contingency Plan

In the August 29, 2007 Federal Register notice announcing the Final Rule on homehealth prospective payment system (HHPPS) reform, the Centers for Medicare & MedicaidServices (CMS) provided the opportunity for public comment on its proposal toextend the reduction in the episodic and per-visit base rates to account forchanges in case-mix weight scores until 2011. CMS…