Hypertension gets tha axe in proposed rule

The calendar year 2012 home health proposed rule is proposing a few changes that could greatly affect payment to HHAs:

  • 401.1 and 401.9 may be removed from the case-mix list. CMS has done a series of analyses on use of the codes and resource use. The agency proposes removing these to more accurately align resources and payment use.
  • Lowering payments on high therapy episodes
  • Adjusting case-mix weights

More to come soon …

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