May 10, 2024

‘Perpetuity Of Uncertainty’: Home Health Providers Await Another Poor Payment Proposal While Left in Limbo On Massive Clawbacks

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Home Health Care News

The Medicaid Access Rule has been finalized, with six years until the implementation of the 80-20 provision. There’s no time to rest for home-based care providers and advocates on the regulation front, however. Summer is near, and that means so is the home health proposed payment rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

In 2022, a significant proposed cut to home health payment mostly took providers by surprise. In 2023, it was expected. And, unfortunately, the home health industry is expecting more of the same in the next proposal.

The counter to CMS’ rate cuts and attempted clawbacks remains the same in 2024, and it is all-encompassing: grassroots action from providers locally; a lawsuit against CMS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); a push for Congressional support and direct pleas to CMS to rethink its methodologies.

In 2024, there’s already been a few major developments on those fronts.

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