Home Health

CMS updates nine-state HHVBP model’s results

CMS has released the fifth annual report of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model as officials prepare to roll the nine-state model out nationwide beginning in 2023.

The findings from the new report note Total Performance Scores were 7% higher among agencies in the HHVBP states: Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington.

The first five years of the original HHVBP model resulted in a cumulative Medicare savings of $949.2 million, a 1.6% decline relative to the non-HHVBP states.

CMS also noted in its findings that, although three of five measures of patient experience with care declined slightly, the model improved home health patients’ mobility and self-care, as well as other aspects of functional status.