Home Health Leaders: Medicare Reforms Could Save More Than $15 Billion

The leading coalition of home health providers has put forth a proposal that could save more than $15 billion over 10 years by improving the Medicare pay model. The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare recently proposed Skilled Home Health and Integrity Program Savings (SHHIPS), which would move Medicare away from a “pay and chase” model by preventing […]

MedPAC Calls for Home Health Cost Cutting, Incentives

A Medicare advisory board is calling for reimbursement cuts to home health agencies with high rates of hospital readmissions.  In its annual report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reiterates recommendations made in 2011 to revise and rebase home health payments. Specifically, the Commission recommends that revising the prospective payment system so that […]