The Coalition submitted comments to CMS in response to the agency's request for comments on its “Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services.” The Coalition urged CMS to withdraw the policy. Coalition comments expressed concern with about access issues and disruptions in patient care and noted the overall lack of implantation detail provided. “While it appears that CMS is trying to curb what it perceives is fraud and abuse in the home health sector, CMS should simply utilize data and resources it already has on hand to target specific types home health agencies whose behavior indicates that there may be fraudulent activity rather than implement a widespread demonstration project which will overburden and penalize home health agencies that have no record or patterns of fraud and abuse,” wrote the Coalition.
Read Coalition comment.
July 22, 2018