HCA Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule

The Home Care Alliance has submitted comments on behalf of Medicare home health agency members to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Proposed Rule CMS-1510-P (Medicare Program: Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update [CY 2011]; Changes in Certification Requirements for Home Health Agencies and Hospices).

The comments include suggested changes on the case mix adjustment, face-to-face physician encounter requirement, 36-month Rule/Capitalization Requirements, Claims Data Collection and Processing, HHCAHPS, and the Therapy Coverage Requirement. The comments also reflect how Massachusetts agencies have case mix weights well below the national average, but that the Northeast stands to be punished severely for following guidelines set by CMS.

Click here to see the Home Care Alliance’s comments on the Proposed Rule.

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