CMS seeks comments on proposed home health changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to overhaul the home health prospective payment system and continue the shift toward value-based care by moving forward with the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).

Proposed changes are projected to increase Medicare payments to home health agencies by 2.1 percent, or $400 million, in calendar year 2019, according to the announcement from CMS. The proposed rule includes a variety of other potential changes, including updates to the home health quality reporting program and the value-based purchasing program. The full rule can be accessed here.

CMS will be accepting comment through Aug. 31. Read more.