NAHC Responds to the CMS Special Open Door Forum Announcement to Publish a Star Rating System for Home Health Agencies
NAHC Invites its members to a free video web event on the proposed CMS home health star rating system
December 18, 2014 09:49 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently held a Special Open Door Forum to solicit stakeholder feedback on the proposed star rating methodology for home health agencies. Last week, CMS announced its proposal to publish a star rating for home health agencies on Home Health Compare starting in 2015; similar to one that is currently used for Nursing Home Compare, Physician Compare, and the Medicare Advantage Plan. Dialysis Facility Compare and Hospital Compare are scheduled to have a star rating as well in 2015.
In response to today’s call, NAHC invites all of its members to view a free video web event on the CMS proposed initiative for a home health star rating system. The video web event lets home health and hospice professionals hear first hand from NAHC experts as they provide an early critique of the rating system, and express their concerns about the impact it will have on the home care and hospice industry.
To access this special video web event, please click here.