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CMS:Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and CY 2020 Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology Refinements; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; Home Infusion Therapy Requirements; and Training Requirements for Surveyors of National Accrediting Organizations Federal Register
Jul 12, 2018 - Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) payment rates for services provided on or after January 1, 2019. Among other things, it includes a proposal for the methodology used to determine rural add-on payments for calendar years 2019-2022. Comments on the proposed rule are due by August 31, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health
Jul 2, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System. These changes aim to improve outcomes with remote patient monitoring technology and updates to the payment model for home health care. These updates include, among other things, allowing the cost of remote patient monitoring to be reported by home health agencies as allowable costs and implementing a new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) for home health payments, with units of payment based not on the number of therapy visits but on 30-day periods of care.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Register
May 31, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment by July 30, 2018 on the revision of a currently approved information collection for the pre-claim review demonstration for home health services. CMS hopes that the demonstration project will lead to improved procedures for the identification, investigation, and prosecution of Medicare fraud by home health agencies providing services to Medicare beneficiaries.
Source: Federal Register
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