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  • APTA Outlines Medicare 2015 Home Health Payment Proposal

    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.


    • I am very opposed to the 14 th day functional reassessment change. The paperwork requirements are out of control . I am all for cost saving as a taxpayer and consumer. to be able to clearly reflect a significant change after 4 visits is difficult unless it is an orthopedic diagnosis ( THR, TKR, s/pORIF) I have been an APTA member for 43 years . Please hear the voice of those of us truly still "in the field"

      Posted by Maureen H Devaney on 7/19/2014 7:05 AM

    • I could not improve upon the eloquence of Maureen Devaney's statement. I have been an APTA member for 39 years. The documentation requirements are spirally out of control!

      Posted by Jane Mack on 7/20/2014 8:39 PM

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