CMS Releases 2015 Home Care Proposed Payment Rule

On July 1, CMS issued a proposed rule that includes the annual payment rate update along with positive changes to the documentation requirements in the face-to-face physician encounter requirements (F2F). Click here to see our recent post about the Physician F2F Encounter rule modifications.

The proposed rule also includes:

  • 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System rates
  • Significant change to the requirement for professional therapy reassessments
  • A new standard for the submission of OASIS to avoid payment rate reductions
  • Modifications of the standards for qualification of speech-language pathologists under the CoPs
  • The introduction of possible new coverage standards on the administration of insulin injections
  • The unveiling of a likely model for Value Based Purchasing
  • Clarifications of the requirements for imposition of alternative Civil Money Penalty sanctions for CoP violations
  • Changes to recertification requirements

Click here for detailed info on the proposed rule from NAHC

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