CMS Livestream on HHVBP Model

To provide home health agencies (HHAs) with a review of what to expect in the first performance year of the expanded HHVBP Model and highlight the resources provided during the pre-implementation year, the HHVBP Technical Assistance (TA) team created an on-demand video and downloadable resource, “First Performance Year Quick Guide”, now available on the Expanded…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Resources for Home Health Value Based Purchasing Expansion

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its December HHVBP Newsletter.  The newsletter contains resources CMS has made available to providers as we round the corner to the HH VBP model’s first performance year – January 1, 2023.  In case you missed it, the November Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) is available in iQIES.…

Home Health Value Based Purchasing Model Updates

The November 2022 edition of the Expanded HHVBP Model Guide is available on the Expanded HHVBP Model webpage. The Model Guide includes an overview of the expanded Model, information on eligibility and cohorts, quality measures used in the expanded Model, Total Performance Score (TPS) methodology and payment adjustment methodologies, and an overview of the performance…

CMS Open Door Forum Updates for Home Health and Hospice Providers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on December 7, 2022.  The summary of the Forum applicable to home health and hospice providers is below. HOSPICE Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) The Provider Preview Reports (PPR) for the February refresh of Care Compare became…

Resources for Home Health Value Based Purchasing Expansion

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its November HHVBP Newsletter, which is loaded with resources CMS has made available to providers as we round the corner to the HH VBP model’s first performance year – January 1, 2023. Most importantly, the November Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) is available in iQIES. The PIPRs…

Expanded HHVBP Model: PIPR and New Resources Available

Available in iQIES: Expanded HHVBP Model Pre-Implementation Performance Reports As the expanded HHVBP Model prepares to start the first performance year on January 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the November 2022 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to all active home health agencies (HHAs). The PIPRs provide HHAs with data on…

CMS Final CY2023 Home Health Rule: Slightly Modified But Home Health Access Risks Remain

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Final Rule regarding Medicare home health services payment rates for CY 2023. As usual, the rule also includes a hodgepodge of non-rate related proposals as well. This article provides a summary of the Final Rule. NAHC will be providing more detail over the next week…

CMS Home Health Rule: Quality Reporting Program

CMS proposed and finalized to end the suspension of the collection of Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data on non-Medicare and non-Medicaid patients, and to require HHAs to report all-payer OASIS data for purposes of the HH QRP for CY 2025.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed for the CY 2025…

Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report

On October 11th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present a live encore presentation of the August 25th webinar: Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). The encore presentation will contain the same content from the…

New Home Health Value Based Purchasing Newsletter and Webinar Recording

The September 2022 Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Newsletter was recently posted. The newsletter has the latest information about the expanded HHVBP model as well as important tools, news and insights. A comprehensive list of the Learning Events and Resources is included along with highlights from the original HHVBP Model Evaluation Reports. As a…