Managed Care Task Force Committee of the Home Care and Hospice Financial managers Association (HHFMA) has developed a comprehensive survey on Medicare Advantage Managed Care Plans
March 13, 2014 09:24 AM
Earlier today, the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association – a NAHC affiliate - released a new survey that is intended to help home health agencies understand the increasing impact of Medicare Advantage.
In combination with the survey, HHFMA is developing an instrument that can be used by HHAs to calculate the true cost of services provided to MA plans. The survey results and the new tool will be made available in the coming months in hopes of preparing HHAs better for Medicare Advantage negotiations. We cannot encourage any particular payment rate, but we can help educate our members on the whys and wherefores of Medicare Advantage business.
The Managed Care Task Force Committee of the Home Care and Hospice Financial managers Association (HHFMA) has developed a comprehensive survey on Medicare Advantage Managed Care Plans. The survey is designed to capture information by State by carrier/plan and will provide results to answer important questions such as:
How are services reimbursed, by visit or episode?
How do reimbursement rates compare with traditional Medicare?
How are medical supplies reimbursed?
Such information will assist Home Health Agencies in negotiating with their Managed Care Payers. We ask every participating Home Health Agency to complete a survey for every State in which they provide services to Medicare Advantage Managed Care Plans. For those completing the survey within 30 days of receipt, HHFMA will provide a copy of the preliminary survey results to date immediately after the HHFMA Financial Management Conference, which will be held July 13-15 in Chicago. A special presentation will be held at the Conference on this topic to discuss and share the preliminary results.
With the continuing growth in Medicare Advantage enrollment, deep and detailed information is needed to advance the interests of home health agencies. There is no public data source for the information sought in this survey.
Please complete the survey today to contribute your experience on this important topic.
The survey is available here.