Fierce Health Payer June 28, 2021
The Biden administration is expanding a value-based purchasing model that it says rewards home health agencies for high-quality care and saves Medicare money.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule Monday that accelerates the shift from paying for home health services based on volume to a system that gives incentives to home health agencies for higher quality care.
The CY 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) proposed rule outlines nationwide expansion of the home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) model, which was developed as a pilot by CMS’ innovation arm and began in January 2016.
The model incentivizes quality of care improvements without denying or limiting coverage or provision of Medicare benefits for all Medicare consumers, and updates...