2.3% Pay Cut Hits Freestanding For-Profits Hardest In 2012

January 2012
Eli's Rehab Report;Jan2012, Vol. 19 Issue 1, pp4
The article reprots on the final rule issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that reduces medicare payment rates for home health agencies to 2.3% starting January 1, 2012. In indicates that the cut will strip 430 million dollars from Medicare spending on home care in 2012. Meanwhile, CMS proposes to remove two hypertension codes from the case mix mode and adjust case mix weights to pay high-therapy episodes less.


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