An APTA summary of the Medicare proposed rule for the 2015 home health prospective payment system guides members through the various proposed policies, including a payment update and provisions related to the therapy functional reassessment requirements, physician face-to-face requirements, speech-language pathology personnel qualifications, quality reporting, and value-based purchasing.
As reported July 2 in PT in Motion News, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates a net 0.3% decrease in payment to certified home health agencies in 2015, among other provisions. The association plans to submit comments to CMS by the September 2, 2014, deadline.
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