June 18, 2014

OMB Begins Review of Medicare Home Health Reimbursement Proposal

From: National Association for Home Care & Hospice

A recent Bloomberg BNA article announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has received a proposed rule from CMS that would set 2015 payment rates for home health agencies.

According to the article:

“The rule (CMS-1611-P; RIN: 0938-AS14), would update the 60-day national episode rate based on the applicable home health market basket update and case-mix adjustment, the OMB said.

The proposal also would update the national per-visit rates used to calculate low utilization payment adjustments and outlier payments under the Medicare prospective payment system for home health agencies, it added.

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