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, [...]