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Abt Associates' July 21, 2010 Analysis of 2000-2008 Home Health Case-mix Change Report (see Downloads section below) estimates the extent to which the observed increases in average case-mix were associated with changes in patient characteristics that reflect real case-mix change versus other nominal factors such as agency coding practices. This report is an update to the original April 2008 Refinement of Medicare's Home Health Prospective Payment System:  Final Report (see Downloads section below)  and subsequent August 20, 2009 update Analysis of 2006-2007 Home Health Case-mix Change:  Final Report (see Downloads section below)" and describes updates to the home health case-mix change analysis since the CY 2010 HH PPS Final Rule (CMS-1560-F), up to and through the recently published CY 2011 proposed rule (CMS-1510-P).  

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