Wayne, Pennsylvania (March 29, 2016)

Mike Dordick, Senior Vice President, and Laurie Salmons, Clinical Consulting Manager, will lead financial and clinical sessions during day-long intensive educational programs focusing on home health value based purchasing (HHVBP). The programs are sponsored by NAHC in partnership with home care associations across the country. They will present to members of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts on April 13, the Iowa Health Care Association on April 14, the Tennessee Association for Home Care, Inc. on April 17, and the Arizona Association for Home Care on April 26. For more information click here.

Nine state associations who are part of the CMS Value Based Purchasing Pilot are partnering with NAHC to provide information to members on how they can be successful under the new reimbursement model. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began its HHVBP program as outlined in the Final Rule issued as part of the 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment Rule. Home health agencies in the nine states will be competing against one another for payment bonuses and payment reductions. Starting this year, agencies will have the opportunity to qualify for a bonus payment of up to three percent and rising to eight percent over the next five years.

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