Mandatory Participation Ending For Several CMS Initiatives Related To Home Health

Mandatory Participation Ending for Several CMS Initiatives Related to Home Health

  • September 19, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN, Regulatory Analyst, Change Healthcare Mandatory participation will end for Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and the Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) incentive payments, according to a recent filing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But that doesn’t mean your home health organization should suspend its efforts to partner with hospitals and other care providers. CMS also proposed several changes for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model: Giving hospitals participating in the model a one-time option on whether to continue Refining certain payment, reconciliation and quality provisions Increasing the number of clinicians who…

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