The Home Care Alliance of MA today submitted comments to CMS on the proposed rule setting Medicare home health rates for 2014. CMS has proposed cutting rates by 3.5% for each of the next four years.
Citing data concerns, inadequate allowances for increasing regulatory costs and operating margins, inequities in the proposed wage index, and an incomplete analysis of the impact on both agencies and Medicare patients of CMS’s proposal to cut rates for each of the next four years, the Alliance urges CMS to go back to the drawing board on 2014 rates.
The Alliance’s comments are available here.
Comments to CMS on the proposed rule are due TODAY at 5:00 p.m., and can be submitted online at www.regulations.gov. Enter “RIN 0938-AR52” in the search box to find the proposed rule.