Bill Dombi reports CMS issued the 2018 Payment rule minutes ago. The rule does not include the proposal for a new payment model in 2019 known as HHGM. CMS indicates that based on the comments received it is not finalizing the HHGM proposal at this time.
This is not the full equivalent of withdrawing the proposal > however, it is a clear victory for the home health community that took all action to stop the rule from becoming final.
Thanks to all of the NAHC family, the home health community at large, and our great supporters in Congress for this incredible success.
The rule is at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-23935.pdf
More details to come.
Home Care Association of Washington
Vancouver, WA 98665