The Top 10 Things You Need to Know
About the 2018 Home Health Final Rule
By Sharon Harder, President of C3 Advisors, LLC
The 2018 Home Health Final Rule is here, and there’s a lot to learn. Although home health professionals can breathe a sigh of relief that the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) will not take effect in 2018, there are plenty of other changes affecting the industry soon, like new case-mix recalibrations and payment rate updates.
- Case-mix recalibrations (organized in charts for quick comparison)
- OASIS data elements to be removed in 2018
- Updates to Value-Based Purchasing and the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP)
- Current and future quality reporting measures
About the Author
Sharon Harder has over three decades of executive management experience in the health care industry. She has served in financial and operational leadership roles in a variety of health care organizations ranging from a major health care professional association to large post-acute health care providers. As President of C3 Advisors, LLC, Sharon engages with clients to develop and implement the strategic vision required to improve their profitability and competitive position in the rapidly transforming health care marketplace. Learn more at C3Advisors.com.
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