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8 Things to Know About the Final Rule for Home Health - plus a new vaccine mandate

Home health agencies will see a significantly higher Medicare reimbursement rate in 2022 than previously expected and gain an extra year to prepare for the nationwide rollout of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP).

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Newest version of OASIS-E now available for preview

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to finetune its draft of the new OASIS-E for home health, and made available an updated version of the assessment instrument earlier this month.

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Despite inflation, CMS proposes pay decrease for home health

As fuel prices and spiraling inflation drive prices upward at the highest rate in decades, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to decrease Medicare reimbursement for home health by 4. 2 percent in 2023.

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5 Things Smart Agencies Are Doing in 2022

Tighter profit margins are eclipsing room for error in home health and hospice, ramping up the need for agencies to make smarter, more strategic decisions. With Value-Based Purchasing on the horizon for next year, the pressure to perform at peak levels in 2022 is greater than ever.

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CMS proposes 2.7% pay increase for hospice in FY2023

Timing of proposed pay increase comes as sequestration resumesThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 2. 7 percent increase for hospice payments for Fiscal Year 2023 in a payment update that would also raise the aggregate hospice cap imposed per patient.

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OASIS-E: Are you ready for January 1, 2023?

The most intensive remake of home health’s Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) since its implementation in 1999 is just months away, and the experts at SimiTree want to help your organization better understand the major changes ahead. OASIS-E is set to launch on Jan. 1, 2023.

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A 2022 roadmap to Value-Based Purchasing in 2023

By Charles M. Breznicky, RN, MSN, MBA, HSC-D Director, Clinical Consulting Lower costs and better outcomes are driving the nationwide expansion of the Home Health Value Based Purchasing Program, or HHVBP, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Navigating the Home Health Proposed Rule and Its Impact on Your Agency

CMS wants to decrease Medicare reimbursement for home health by 4. 2 percent in 2023, applying a behavioral based reduction in pay that has been widely criticized in the industry as using unproven methodology.

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How to prepare for VBP

CMS has given home health agencies an extra year to prepare for VBP. Here’s what your organization should do with the extra time.

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