Home Health Agencies May See Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Under New Policy

Home health agencies with high readmission rates may see their Medicare reimbursements cut due to a new policy proposed by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).  The new policy would save Medicare anywhere between $50 million and $250 million in 2015.  Some providers do not agree with the recommendation, believing it to be “too punitive.”  The recommendation will appear in its annual March report to Congress along with other recommendations to HHS which include implementing a common assessment protocol for home health agencies, SNFs, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and LTC hospitals.

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