Most of the cuts were called for in the Affordable Care Act, which mandated the reduction to address Medicare overpayments for home health services dating back to 2000.
The rule exposed Tuesday called for a 0.4 percent reduction for providers in 2018. In a major change, CMS is proposing to reimburse for home healthcare in 30-day episodes rather than the current 60 days starting Jan. 1, 2019, Read more in Modern Healthcare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is accepting comments on the proposed rule until September 25, 2017. Read the 389 page rule from the CMS