CMS Publishes HHPPS Updates for CY 2010

The August 6, 2009 Federal Register sets forth an update to the home health prospective payment system for calendar year 2010.  In addition, CMS proposes changes to the outlier policy and a submission of OASIS data as a condition of payment.  This  rule also proposes changes to the language clarifying “skilled services” and seeks input on physician/patient interaction associated with the home health plan of care.

It is important that the industry comment on these proposed changes. Comments are due to CMS by September 28, 2009 at 5PM. Please send a copy of your comments to the Alliance: hsiegel@hcalliancema.org

For a copy of the complete document, click here (large file, please allow a few moments to load).

Rehab Managers Meeting July 15, 2009

These meetings are for Rehab Managers to share ideas, network with peers, and develop special projects pertinent to the quality management and performance improvement.

There are no fee to attend and registration is not required; simply show up and participate.

Contact Helen Siegel with questions or suggestions for agenda items.

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