CMS Proposes Smaller Cuts for Home Health Providers

CMS issued a final rule last week announcing that it would reduce payments to home health providers by 1.05 percent in 2014 which is a smaller cut than the 1.5 percent cut previously proposed.  This payment “includes a 2.3 market basket increase, minus 2.73 percent for rebasing adjustments, and another 0.62 percent reduction tied to refinements in the home healthcare prospective payment system.”  In total, the cuts will cost $200 million for the coming year.

Earlier this year, CMS announced a plan to reduce home health reimbursements by 3.5 percent annually between 2014 and 2017 but has since backtracked fearing it would cost home health agencies too much.

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