Final Home Health PPS Rule published in Federal Register

Stephen Tweed | December 6, 2013 | News and Views
The US Department of Health and Human Services published the 2014 Home Health Perspective Payment Rule in the Federal Register on Monday, December 2, 2013. The CY 2014 national standardized 60-day episode payment will be $2,869.27 as compared to an average payment per episode of $2,952.03 per episode on calendar year 2013.  The new rate…

The US Department of Health and Human Services published the 2014 Home Health Perspective Payment Rule in the Federal Register on Monday, December 2, 2013.

The CY 2014 national standardized 60-day episode payment will be $2,869.27 as compared to an average payment per episode of $2,952.03 per episode on calendar year 2013.  The new rate for agencies that do not submit quality data is reduced by 2% to $2,813.18.

The CY 2014 national per-visit rates will be:

Home Health Aide – $54.84
Medical Social Services – $194.12
Occupational Therapy – $133.30
Physical Therapy – $132.40
Skilled Nursing – $121.10
Speech-Language Pathology – $143.88

What impact will these new rates have on your home health agency?

What impact will they have on the industry?

Stephen Tweed
Stephen Tweed, CSP, began his journey as a business strategist in home health care in 1982. Today, Stephen is among the top thought leaders in Home Care strategy and management. He has worked with top 5% companies from across the US. He is a sought after speaker at from national and state association events.

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