June 30, 2021
‘Extensive’ Proposed Rule Sets Stage for Value-Based Purchasing, PDGM Adjustments
Home Health Care News
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its FY 2020 home health proposed payment rule on Monday, while simultaneously announcing plans for the nationwide expansion of the industry’s value-based purchasing demo.
While just a few days have gone by, home health stakeholders have already started to zero-in on several key areas — both major and minor — within the 387-page proposal.
“It was a very extensive rule — almost 400 pages compared to last year’s, which was 130 pages,” Joanne E. Cunningham, executive director of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH), told Home Health Care News. “I think that the size of it certainly signifies there are some pretty big proposed changes.”