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CMS Announces Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2018

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1672-F) that updates the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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CMS Announces Final Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2017 (CMS-1648-F)

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced final changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2017 that would foster greater efficiency, flexibility, payment accuracy, and improved quality.
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CMS Releases First Ever Home Health Patient Experience of Care Star Ratings

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the first patient experience of care star ratings on Home Health Compare (https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html).
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Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Survey Star Ratings are now on Home Health Compare

Home Health Compare is a user-friendly web tool found at https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html that provides information on how well Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) provide care to their patients.
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Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings

Consumer research has shown that summary quality measures and the use of symbols, such as stars, to represent performance are valuable to consumers. Star ratings can help consumers more quickly identify differences in quality and make use of the information when selecting a health care provider.
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CMS announces new initiative to promote value-based home health care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposal to launch a new model designed to support greater quality of care among Medicare beneficiaries.
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Home Health Compare Star Ratings

Consumer research has shown that summary quality measures and the use of symbols, such as stars, to represent performance are valuable to consumers. Star ratings can help consumers more quickly identify differences in quality and make use of the information when selecting a health care provider.
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