CMS Proposes Payment Rates, Policies for New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rate update rule on Monday, July 11, 2019. In addition, to updates for calendar year (CY) 2020 payment rates for home health agencies, CMS provided more detail on the implementation of the new home infusion therapy supplier benefit when it becomes a…

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Infusion Therapy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted on its web site a frequently asked questions document related to the temporary transitional payment period for the new home infusion therapy benefit. The FAQ document provides general information on the structure of the benefit and CMS’ policies for implementation. The FAQs address the provision…

CMS Proposes a New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rule on Monday, July 2, 2018. The rule contains the calendar year (CY) 2019 payment rate updates for home health agencies and a proposal for a revised payment model, Patient Directed Grouping Model, effective in CY 2020. In addition to payment updates,…

For NAHC Members: Important Survey on Home Infusion Patients

A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine interested in learning how people across the country track vascular access device complications in home infusion therapy patients have created a short, but important and helpful survey to gather information on the subject that should be valuable to NAHC members. The researchers are learning…

What this Week on Capitol Hill Meant for Home Care & Hospice

It has been a wild and very impactful week for home care and hospice, and many changes will be occurring in the coming years in our industry as a result of the federal budget (H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act) passed by both chambers of Congress and signed into law by the President. This law included…