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NY Home Care Faces Major Medicare Operating Losses under CMS Rebasing Plan, Threatening Access to Care

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a plan for the “rebasing” of Medicare home health payments. Rebasing is a process of resetting the statistical base for payments and it will result in major cuts that will further drive New York home care providers into the red. This issue briefing paper summarizes the rebasing process, its impact on home health providers and a legislative call to action for a more rational approach.