Financial Management Conference Has All the Info on New Proposed Home Health Payment System

As previously reported here in NAHC Report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for home health on July 2, 2018, a 600-page document that could make major changes to payment rates in 2019, along with creating a new payment model in 2020. If implemented, NAHC anticipates these proposals will…

Continuing Resolution in Congress is a “Mixed Bag” for Home Health

Late last night, the House of Representatives released legislative language for another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the federal government until March 23, 2018. Included in this CR is the Medicare Extenders Package, home health payment reforms, documentation reforms for the physician certification requirements, a Home Health Market basket Index (inflation) adjustment, and a…

Predictions for Legislation and Regulation in 2018

The year 2018 projects to be an interesting one in the halls of the United States Congress. As the majority party in both chambers, Republicans will continue to work to carry our President Trumps agenda, including a broad infrastructure plan, immigration reform, and border security. Lawmakers will also work towards passing a budget resolution funding…