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July 2, 2014
Contact: Ashley Durkin
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VNAA Statement Regarding Proposed CY 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update

In response to the July 1 release from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the CY 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update , Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America issued the following statement:

"Yesterday's prospective rule release contains a number of complex proposals which will greatly impact our mission driven, nonprofit home healthcare providers. While we are still analyzing much of the proposed rule, the elimination of the physician narrative as part of the face-to-face requirement for home health is a welcome proposal. VNAA met with CMS a number of times regarding the impact these requirements have on our membership and we are hopeful these proposed changes will satisfy providers and payers alike. We look forward to sharing our comments on the full proposed rule with CMS in the coming days."


VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advances mission driven, nonprofit providers of home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services to ensure quality care for their communities. VNAA members share a mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Learn more at


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