HCFA (US Health Care Financing Administration) agrees payments for home healthcare:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) will publish a final rule this week implementing a prospective payment system for home healthcare services under the Medicare federal health plan for the elderly and disabled. HCFA will generally pay home health agencies for 60 days of care but intends to reimburse at higher rates for beneficiaries with greater needs. The agency will pay from $1,100 to $5,900 for each 60-day period, with the amount varying depending on the intensity of care required by each beneficiary and local wage rates.