Category \ Value-Based Purchasing


The 2020 Home Health Final Rule was officially published November 8, 2019, and although the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has been the major focus of published reports to date, this final policy document covers many other aspects of home health … Keep Reading
Under the current fee-for-service payment system, there is not always a clear correlation between good quality ratings and the amount of money Medicare spends on home healthcare reimbursement. Indeed, increased spending is not always associated with higher quality care or … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a proposed rule for home health each summer for the following payment year. While this proposal outlines the payment structure for the calendar year following its release, it often outlines other … Keep Reading
Value: a fair return or equivalent in goods, services or money for something exchanged; relative worth Medicare’s Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model is new to the home health nursing space this year, but value-driven care has been gaining traction across care delivery … Keep Reading
The way to deal with the constant barrage of new and updated legislation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may be simple – give a voice to the patients that you care for on a daily basis! … Keep Reading
In this series, we have introduced the scoring for Home Health CAHPS and how it is comprised of three composite and two global scores, and reviewed the questions and potential improvements to the Home Health CAHPS Care of Patients, Communications … Keep Reading
In the­ previous post in this series, we introduced the scoring for Home Health CAHPS—the three composite and two global scores. Understanding how they are constructed is a crucial first step in improving an agency’s scores. In this article, we … Keep Reading

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