Medicare Final Rule: Introduction

Beginning January 1, 2011, the recently settled Medicare final rule will take effect. This rule will greatly impact home health agency reimbursement rates, therapy provisions, and outlier policies. In support of the CradleMRx software, this article will provide detailed guidance to our agencies about the changes taking place in the home health Prospective Payment System. This commentary will be divided into specific sections that will pertain to episode payment rates, therapy provisions and requirements, and changes to other various payment policies. It is our goal to keep our clients well informed of how the Medicare Final Rule for 2011 will affect their agency operations.

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  1. […] Center for Medicare and Medicaid services recently released updates to some provisions within the Medicare Final Rule. These adjustments make minor changes to some of the payment policies regarding Home Health […]

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