On June 27, CMS issued a proposal for the 2017 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS).

CMS is proposing a $180 million reduction in 2017. This equates to a 1% drop in reimbursements for home health agencies caring for Medicare beneficiaries. This cut is the next in a series of reductions mandated by the Affordable Care Act. In 2015 the cut totaled $60 million, and in 2016 it totaled $260 million. The ACA called for reductions to home health service agencies to counter overspending dating back to 2000.

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