With the finalization of the Home Health Grouping Model, the CMS intends to shift from paying for volume to paying for value by eliminating therapy visits as a factor in payment determinations. The HHGM is expected to meet or exceed industry quality standards in healthcare by incentivizing home health providers. It also has the capability to remarkably influence the operations of home health agencies and healthcare industry as a whole.
Home Health Grouping Model
The current case-mix adjusted payments under the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) are therapy driven, and beneficiaries with…