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Face-to-Face

CMS has included several changes to the Face-to-Face Provision in the Proposed Rule for 2015 HH PPS.  One that is definitely needed, one that could impact the referral source (albeit minimally, when compared to the impact to HH), and one that has the potential to be...

Outliers

CMS did not propose any changes to the Outlier Provision for 2015.  I believe that this is the first time in several years that no changes have been proposed by CMS to this provision.  However, that does not impact my following comment in regards to the Outlier...

LUPA Rates

Following are a couple of comments for CMS in regards to the changes they proposed for the LUPA Rate calculations for 2015: Why would the LUPA Wage-Index Budget Neutrality Factor for 2015 be 1.0000 when the 60-day Rate Wage-Index Budget Neutrality Factor was 1.0012? ...