Herewith is some guidance on how to interpret and navigate the CMS’s final rebasing rules for home health agencies from Russel Krengel, a product manager for Kinnser. Of course, such agencies are becoming more and more important as outpatient services becoming more crucial as many hospitals shrink.
“For the lucky, a detailed analysis reveals that the payment changes may actually come in the form of slight payment increases while many others may suffer payment declines of 5% or more. The question then becomes: Considering case mix volume, what is my 2015 reimbursement likely to be? More often than not, it won’t be the small reduction of 0.3% estimated by CMS.”