June 22, 2022
Home Health Stakeholders Weigh In On Industry ‘Tailspin’ Following Proposed Payment Rule
Home Health Care News
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fairly negative proposed payment rule for the home health industry on Friday. Specifically, the proposal includes a 4.2% decrease to payment rates that, if finalized, dumps cold water on an industry that’s just starting to heat up again.
Though CMS’ unveiling of the proposed payment rule is less than a week old, it has already been met with a flurry of strong criticism from home health industry stakeholders.
“The entire home health community is in a bit of a tailspin, given the release of the rule,” Joanne Cunningham, the CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, told Home Health Care News. “We are continuing to peel back the analysis and get a full understanding of all of the components of it, but it certainly has been a real stemwinder of a reaction from urban, rural, big and small home health agencies across the country.”