CMS Issues Final 2014 Medicare PPS
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the 2014 home health prospective payment system (PPS) rule for Medicare.
It reduces Medicare payments by 1.05 percent, a net reduction of $200 million compared to 2013. This amount combines an increase in the home health payment update percentage of 2.3 percent ($440 million), offset by a decrease of $520 million for rebasing and a $120 million decrease due to a refinement of the PPS Grouper.
HCA members can learn more about the final rule by downloading HCA's detailed Public Policy Memorandum on our Member Memorandum page.
HCA is also sponsoring a December 12 webinar on the 2014 PPS updates. To register, download the form here.
Please also send a message to Congress urging a delay to rebasing using our Legislative Action Center.
Nationwide Survey Reveals Colossal Administrative and Cost Burden of Home Care F2F Requirement
Results are in from a new home care provider survey on the impact of the onerous Medicare home health face-to-face (F2F) requirement.
Under this requirement of the Affordable Care Act, a home care provider cannot bill Medicare for services to a home health patient until the provider has obtained signed documentation from a certifying physician indicating that the patient had a face-to-face encounter with that physician.
2014 HCA Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
Want to sponsor or exhibit at HCA's 2014 conferences and educational events? Learn more by downloading our Sponsor and Exhibitor brochures.
2014 Sponsor Brochure
2014 Exhibitor Brochure