Value Based Purchasing – What is my target?

September 11, 2015 Home Health
One of the sections in the Home Health Proposed Rule outlines how Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) total performance scores will be calculated. Both sets of calculations are derived using base year scores. Thus the quandary...

CMS Continues to Surprise

August 05, 2015 Home Health
The Home Health Proposed Rule was posted by CMS on the Federal Register July 10th and it was full of surprises, especially in light of the much anticipated proposal on Value Based Purchasing (VBP).

July is Heating Up

July 09, 2015 Home Health
It’s going to be a busy month. The Home Health Proposed Rule was just issued and the new Home Health Compare measures for 30-day readmissions and Quality of Patient Care star ratings, along with the PEPPER reports are all scheduled to be released.

30-Day Readmits - A Deeper Dive into CHF Trends

May 11, 2015 Home Health
I was curious to see how rehospitalization rates have been changing over the last several years. With CHF widely being touted by CMS as one of the diagnosis categories with high avoidable readmissions, I figured I would start there.