November 3, 2022
The recently released final rule includes a 0.7% aggregate payment bump for home health agencies, behavioral adjustment cuts are still being implemented. That’s a phased-in approach that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to continue in coming years.
“We now turn to Congress to correct what CMS has done and prevent the impending harm to the 3.2 million highly vulnerable home health patients that depend on this essential Medicare benefit annually,” National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President William A. Dombi said in a statement shared with Home Health Care News Monday. “Even with the limited phase-in of the rate cut, with significantly rising costs for staff, transportation, and more, home health agencies across the country cannot withstand the impact of rate cuts.”
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