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Hot Issues - Home Health Value-Based Purchasing

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Background
Section 3006 of the Affordable Care Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a plan to implement a value-based purchasing program for payments to home health agencies under the Medicare program. The concept of value-based healthcare purchasing is that buyers should hold providers of health care accountable for both cost and quality of care. CMS is in the preliminary stages of developing a value-based purchasing program for home health, and has asked for input from the industry.

   Download VNAA's comments provided to CMS. - March 2, 2011





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