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CMS Issues Final Rule (CMS-1672-F) for Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rates and Wage Indexes for 2018

11/2/2017 HealthWare Financial 1 Comments


CMS estimates that Medicare payments to Home Health Agencies in 2018 will be reduced by 0.4 percent, or approximately 80 million dollars, which includes the sunsetting of the rural add-on provision. The issued rule also finalizes proposals for the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model and the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP). CMS will finalize the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) at a later date.

Find the 2018 HH PPS wage indexes and case mix weights here:

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