The home health provider organizations participating in the nine-state Medicare Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model performed 7% better than non-participating provider organizations during 2020, according to an analysis conducted for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Between 2016 and 2020, home health provider organizations participating in HHVBP saved Medicare nearly $950 million. The savings were attributed to decreases in unplanned hospitalizations and skilled nursing facility admissions. Additionally, Medicare beneficiaries who received care from the HHVBP participating provider organizations had more improvement in functional status than those who . . .
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