Medicare home health services

CMS Releases New Home Health Regulation for 2019

A new regulation will bring changes in how Medicare pays for and regulates home health services in 2019. Included in the regulation released last week are: A 2.2 percent increase in home health payments. Creation of remote patient monitoring benefit for home health patients. Creation of a home infusion benefit. Removal of some measures from the home health quality reporting program. Changes in the home health value-based purchasing model. For a complete look at the changes coming to how Medicare will treat home health services in 2019, go here to see a CMS fact sheet on the new regulation and [...]

2018-11-07T06:00:06+00:00November 7, 2018|Medicare regulations, Medicare reimbursement policy|

New Home Health Reg Brings Changes

A new home health care regulation finalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services brings major changes in how Medicare will pay for home health services in the future. In addition to updating Medicare payment rates, the new rule also: introduces a new home health payment system called the Patient-Driven Groupings Model that de-emphasizes the volume of care provided; authorizes Medicare payments for remote patient monitoring; adds a new home infusion therapy benefit; and reduces the amount of quality data home health providers must report. To learn more about the new regulation, which takes effect on January 1, 2019, [...]

CMS Beefs Up Home Health Regs

New home health regulations will “…improve the quality of health care services for Medicare and Medicaid patients and strengthen patients’ rights,” according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which published the new regulations. The new regulations call for a comprehensive statement of patient rights, better communication between patients and providers, data-driven assessment of the quality of care providers deliver, a stronger focus on infection control, better coordination of services with other providers, and new qualifications for home care personnel. Learn more about the new regulation in this CMS news release and in the regulation itself.

2017-01-11T13:00:42+00:00January 11, 2017|Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services|
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