ACA Tweaks To Cut $200M Home Health Payments In 2014

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 7:30 PM EST) -- Medicare administrators announced home health care payment changes Friday under the Affordable Care Act that would amount to $200 million in reduced payments to home health agencies in 2014, a move trade groups decried as jeopardizing the financial health of a large portion of Medicare-certified agencies.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the final rule, which goes into effect in January 2014, reduces Medicare payments under the Home Health Prospective Payment System by 1.05 percent, in part because of so-called rebasing adjustments required...
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