TITLE

CMS sees 2.2% update for home health

PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Medical Device Daily;8/3/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 147, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a market basket update of 2.2% proposed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) for home health services for calendar year 2010. It is also examining rules to cut down on fraud and abuse. The July 30, 2009 statement of CMS stated that the agency wanted to trim payments for 60-day episodes of care that carry unusually high costs, known as outlier payments. The CMS wanted to limit outlier payments to 10% of the total that each home care agency can bill Medicare.
ACCESSION #
43545576

 

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