CMS Proposes 2012 Home Health Agency Payment Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes for Medicare home health agency (HHA) payments for calendar year (CY) 2012. The proposed rule, which was published in the July 12, 2011, Federal Register, results in a net 3.35% decrease to HHA Medicare payments after taking into account the effects of both market basket and wage index updates and reductions in the home health prospective payment system (PPS) rates.

Read the full announcement: Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group Email Alert, American Health Lawyers Association, July 18, 2011