“CMS proposes payment decrease of $810M for home health in 2023”

CMS proposes payment decrease of $810M for home health in 2023,” by Liza Berger and Diane Eastabrook, McKnight’s Home Care



“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a 2.9% home health payment update ($560 million) for calendar year 2023. This update is expected to lead to a 4.2% decrease ($810 million) in Medicare payments, the agency said Friday. … This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Wait a second. Isn’t home and community-based care supposed to save money? Why do they have to cut reimbursements? Actually, this is SOP. Standard operating procedure for centrally planned public assistance programs is to promote a new way of doing things, fund it generously, pull in the private sector with generous reimbursements and then slash payments leaving trapped operators holding the bag. Free market competition does a much better job of providing services people actually want and supplying the price data operators need to choose the type and amount of those services to provide.