Rockville, Md. – Abt Associates will continue to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as it provides patient-centered care. Through a new $11 million contract, Abt will monitor the impacts of changes to the payment systems for Medicare Fee-for-Service Home Health, Hospice, Home Infusion Therapy, and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility benefits.
Under this contract, Abt will help CMS update payment rates for each of those benefits and monitor the benefits’ usage, effectiveness, and anticipated effects. This will include assisting CMS with preparing annual rulemaking documents.
“We’ve been helping CMS design and monitor payment approaches to hospice, home health, and home infusion under previous contracts,” said Abt Principal Investigator Michael Plotzke. “We look forward to continuing to support the agency’s latest approach to paying for those benefits and expanding the work to include the Inpatient Rehabilitation benefit.”
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