November 4, 2021

Home health sector glad CMS didn’t finalize pay adjustment method

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Modern Healthcare

Home health providers are counting CMS’ decision not to finalize methods for keeping the payment system for home health agencies budget neutral as a win, though they’re still disappointed that CMS decided to move forward with a 4.36% cut for the third year in its final 2022 payment rule.

CMS began the Patient-Driven Groupings Model for home health agencies last year, aiming to cut down on unnecessary therapies and instead emphasize patient characteristics. PDGM also changed the case-mix system and switched to reimbursing agencies based on 30-day periods.

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