Therapy thresholds: New codes in place for 2008

November 2007
Hospice Management Advisor;Nov2007, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p128
The article discusses the therapy thresholds, three new payment model for non-routine medical supplies, and their changes on Centers for Medicare & MEdicaid Services' (CMS) Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) for 2008 in the U.S. It is hard to predict how agencies will do financially under the new payment system because the case mix is so complex. They are now set at six, 14 and 20 visits compared to the single 10-visit threshold in the previous system.


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