ACO Homebound Waiver for Home Health Proposed by CMS

The Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2014 proposes to allow certain Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to waive the “homebound” requirement that is currently a precursor for Medicare beneficiaries to receive the Medicare home health benefit. The purpose of the waiver is to allow certain ACOs to offer home health services to patients where they believe it will keep patients out of the hospital, resulting in reduced overall costs… Read More >