CMS Announces Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Services

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 42 CFR Part 484, [CMS-1541-FC], RIN 0938-AO32, 2007

From press release:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule to refine and update the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) for Calendar Year (CY) 2008. This final rule reflects the ongoing efforts of CMS to support beneficiary access to home health services and improve the quality and efficiency of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries through more accurate payments for services rendered. Refinements to the Medicare HH PPS as well as the annual update to the Medicare payment rates for home health services will disburse an estimated additional $20 million in payments to home health agencies in CY 2008.
Home Health Prospective Payment System Refinement and Rate Update for Calendar Year 2008; Final Rule with comment period on display in the Federal Register on August 22, 2007
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