Home Health Leaders: MedPAC Home Health Margin Estimates are Dangerously Flawed, Risk Misleading Policymakers

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Washington, DC – The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (the Partnership) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) today expressed serious concerns about the validity and reliability of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC’s) initial presentation on home health margins at its December public meeting. MedPAC’s flawed approach and misleading conclusions fail […]

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NAHC: CMS Bases Payments on Therapy Utilization Despite Law

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In response to a requirement of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presented data used to determine Medicare home health payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2023, including the permanent and temporary rate adjustments calculated under the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) “budget neutrality” requirements. Also required […]

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Bipartisan Lawmakers in U.S. House Introduce Choose Home Care Act of 2021

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Bill would expand home-based care options for Medicare beneficiaries Strong endorsement of legislation from home health provider and patient advocacy communities A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives formally introduced the Choose Home Care Act of 2021 on Friday morning, legislation designed to increase access to home health care following hospitalization for […]

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Bipartisan Lawmakers in U.S. House Introduce Choose Home Care Act of 2021

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Bill would expand home-based care options for Medicare beneficiaries Strong endorsement of legislation from home health provider and patient advocacy communities A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives formally introduced the Choose Home Care Act of 2021 on Friday morning, legislation designed to increase access to home health care following hospitalization for […]

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