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Nov 7, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on revisions to the Home Health Agency Survey and Deficiencies Report form CMS-1572. Form CMS-1572CMS is used by State Survey Agencies when surveying Home Health Agencies (HHAs) to evaluate important information relating to the quality of services provided HHAs in the home setting. Comments are due by January 6, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 4, 2022 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the home health and home infusion therapy services payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2023. This rule also finalizes changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements; changes to the expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model; and updates to the home infusion therapy services payment rates for CY 2023. Also discusses comments received regarding the future collection of data regarding the use of telecommunications technology during a 30-day home health period of care on home health claims. These regulations are effective January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 24, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking comments on the extension of an information collection titled "Medicaid Program Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health Services and Supporting Regulations." Physicians must document that there was a face-to-face encounter with the Medicaid beneficiary prior to the physician making a certification that home health services are required. Comments are due by December 23, 2022.
Source: Federal Register