Posted on Sunday, November 8, 2015 6:56 PM
CMS held its Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum last Wednesday, November 4th. CMS officials gave a synopsis of the 2016 final rule for the HHPPS. The rule implements the 3rd year of the 4 year phase-in of the rebasing adjustments to the HHPPS payment rates as required by the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, CMS will decrease the national, standardized 60-day episode payment amount by 0.97% in each year for CY 2016, CY 2017, and CY 2018 to account for nominal case-mix growth between CY 2012 and CY 2014. CMS estimates that the net impact of the payment provisions of the final rule will result in a decrease of 1.4% in Medicare payments to HHAs for CY 2016. Click here to read more.
Corridor is the nation’s preferred partner and trusted business advisor to home health and hospice providers, providing quality services and impactful results for 30 years. Focusing on key operational, regulatory and financial challenges, Corridor delivering industry-unique solutions and deep expertise in coding, clinical documentation review, compliance, billing and collections , consulting and provider staff education . At Corridor, we make the business of caring for people Better! For the most important industry updates and news that impacts home health and hospice, please make sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive the latest up-to-date industry information direct to your inbox!
For additional information, please contact Corridor at 1-866-263-3795.