CMS Home Health Value Based Purchasing Webinar

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model webinar on July 27, 2023 at 2-3PM ET. Overview of the Interim Performance Report (IPR):  The July 2023 IPR During this live event members of HHVBP Model Technical Assistance (TA) Team will provide an overview of the […]

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6th Annual Home Health Value Based Purchasing Report Released

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The Annual Report focuses on the experience of home health patients and agencies through 2021, the fourth and final year that eligible agencies in the nine original Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) states received an adjustment to their Medicare payment amounts under the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS). An agency’s performance in […]

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CMS Home Health Updates

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Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Resources: Submit Feedback through March 31 The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to give you the information you need to successfully participate in the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model. Provide your feedback: Do current resources meet your needs? What other topics should we cover? Responses are anonymous, […]

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Expanded HHVBP Model Survey Open through 3/31/2023

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The Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Technical Assistance (TA) Team invites you to participate in a brief 15-minute survey designed to learn more about your home health agency’s (HHA’s) experience with the resources provided for the expanded HHVBP Model and identify areas for future outreach and education. Responses are anonymous unless you choose to […]

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New Home Health Value Based Purchasing Newsletter and Webinar Recording

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The September 2022 Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Newsletter was recently posted. The newsletter has the latest information about the expanded HHVBP model as well as important tools, news and insights. A comprehensive list of the Learning Events and Resources is included along with highlights from the original HHVBP Model Evaluation Reports. As a […]

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CY 2023 HH PPS Proposed Rule and New Resources Now Available; Sample Reports Coming Soon

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June FAQs Now Available The June edition of the Expanded HHVBP Model Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is now available to assist home health agencies (HHAs) in understanding common terms used in the expanded Model and requirements under the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) final rule. The document is available […]

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CMMI Releases 5th Annual Home Health VBP Report

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The Center for Medicare  and Medicaid Innovations (CMMI) has released the fifth Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model annual report. The report shows  that total performance scores were 7% higher among agencies in HHVBP states than agencies in non-HHVBP states in 2020, a decrease in unplanned hospitalizations, ED visits leading to inpatient admission, and skilled […]

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Home Health Value Based Purchasing Updates

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This Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) update is intended to provide home health agencies (HHAs) with the latest information about the expanded HHVBP Model as well as important tools, news, and timely insights from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHVBP Model Technical Assistance (TA) Team. How are Baseline Years used […]

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CMS Open Door Forum Shares Hospice Star Rating Info & Updates Home Health Notice of Admission

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During the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF), the following information and updates were provided. Both home health and hospice providers should note that CMS has resumed the provider enrollment revalidation process along with some other provider enrollment processes that […]

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Third Annual HHVBP Report Released

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The Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) report focuses on the experience of home health patients and agencies through 2018, the third performance year of the HHVBP Model, and the first year that agencies in the HHVBP states received a payment adjustment.  The primary goals of the evaluation are to understand how the shift in […]

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CMMI Releases Second Annual Report on Home Health Value Based Purchasing

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations (CMMI) has issued the second annual report on the Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program. The report reflects the performance of participating agencies and non- participating agencies (as a comparison group) for calendar years 2016 and 2017. The total points scores (TPS) for agencies in HHVBP states […]

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MedPAC Examines Post-Acute Payment Systems

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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC or the Commission) examined post-acute payment systems in an October 5, 2018 a session entitled, Episode-based payments and outcome measures under a unified payment system for post-acute care. Currently, many similar patients are treated in four settings— home health agencies (HHAs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and […]

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