The latest version of the Performance and Improvement Progress Report (PIPR) was released in April 2023, accessible through the iQIES system, your usual source for CASPER reports. PIPRs show your current percentile ranking for each outcome measure when compared to agencies nationwide that belong to… Read More »New PIPR is Out: What’s In It for You?
Home Health Value-Based Purchasing
To gear up for the implementation of the expanded home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) model in 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has already issued the November 2022 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to all active home health agencies, which is now available… Read More »CMS Issues HHVBP Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR)
A Gerontological Society of America study stated that “home health patients are at greatest risk of hospitalizations within the first weeks of home health. Over 25% of hospitalization occurred in the first 6 days and over 50% occurred in the first 2 weeks.” Another study… Read More »The Importance of Therapy Under HHVBP
Home health agencies need to start gearing up for the imminent 2023 performance year of the expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program by understanding the data sources and measures used in the calculation of performance scores and corresponding payment adjustments. While the OASIS and… Read More »Patient Satisfaction in Value-based Purchasing: How Important Is It?
The value-based care model was intended to be beneficial not only to patients, but also to healthcare providers. However, a recent survey reflecting the views of home-based care professionals on navigating value-based care showed that 63% of providers are either on the fence or indifferent… Read More »Value-Based Care Survey Shows Optimism and Growth Opportunities
Several agencies have attested that the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) initiative has meaningfully improved the quality of care for their patients. There has been a decline in the re-hospitalization of home health patients, which led to an average of 141 million dollars of yearly… Read More »Gearing Up for HHVBP National Expansion: Where to Begin
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2022 home health final payment rule. The highlight of which is how agencies nationwide will soon be subject to the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, which is recognized as one of the most… Read More »In Summary: 2022 Home Health Final Rule
Transition to Value-Based Care The healthcare industry, particularly home health, is a landscape that is constantly changing with frequent updates on regulatory requirements and new standards. In an effort to improve payment systems, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently been… Read More »[QRP] Quality Reporting Program: Why You Should Pay More Attention to It
Recent discussions about the expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model (HHVBP) signal major reforms on the horizon for home health operations and payment systems. Allow us to dive into what this means for the different industry stakeholders: What Is Value-Based Care? According… Read More »Value-Based Care: What It Means for Your Agency