TITLE

CMS issues final home health rule

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
AHA News;9/3/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 18, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the final home health prospective payment system rule that was released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2008. The rule, which takes effect on January 1, 2008, will establish a market basket update of 3 percent and a coding reduction of -2.75 percent for 2008 until 2010. This final rule will replace the current 73 payment categories with 153 case-mix groups to better account for patient severity.
ACCESSION #
26602244

 

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