July 12, 2019
CMS Proposes Elimination of RAPs, $250 Million Medicare Payment Increase
Home Health Care News
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is moving forward with many of the provisions originally included in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) while also proposing to implement a new home infusion benefit, eliminate home health pre-payments and make Value-Based Purchasing Model (VBPM) performance data public.
CMS detailed its plan for PDGM and other proposals Thursday afternoon, in addition to its annual update to the Medicare rate.
Overall, CMS’s proposed rule for 2020 includes updates that would increase Medicare payments to home health agencies by 1.3% — or about $250 million.