PPS2016 – Overview of the Final Rule
Resource Tool: PPS2016 Summary Fact Sheet
References: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – Proposed Rule 2016
Cost : $129
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provide yearly updates to the existing prospective payment system (PPS) for the home health industry. This proposed rule usually is released in July, followed by a minimum of a 60-day comment period for industry input to proposed changes. This comment period usually closes in September, with release of the final rule by end of the year (November or December) after review and response to industry comments have occurred. Last year saw an historical response from the industry and individual providers about revamping the mandatory therapy reassessment time frame. Based on this response, Kornetti & Krafft is motivated to continue to support a grass roots effort of individual responses to proposed changes in the PPS-2016 final rule that affect the delivery of therapy services in the home health setting.
This webinar will provide participants with the GO TO resource for home care therapists regarding the 2016 PPS proposed, and if available, final rule . Be prepared for what is coming in the new year related to your practice and the delivery of therapy services to the patients for whom you care! Attendees will be provided a PPS2016 Summary Fact Sheet regarding therapy-specific regulatory changes.
Upon completion of this webinar course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify changes proposed in the prospective payment system (PPS) in 2016 for the home health setting.
2. Discuss the potential implications of proposed changes to current agency policies and procedures.
3. Assess the impact of proposed change to current therapy service delivery procedures in the home health setting.
Target Audience: Clinical Supervisors, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists