Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the CY 2015 Proposed Rules for the Home Health Prospective Payment System.

 

On July 1, CMS posted the CY 2015 Proposed Rules for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS). This proposed rule would update the HH PPS rates for home health agencies (HHAs), effective January 1, 2015.

As required by the ACA, this proposed rule implements the second year of the four-year phase-in of the rebasing adjustments to the HH PPS payment rates. In addition, this rule proposes a number of changes including recalibration of the HH PPS case-mix weights, changes to the home health quality reporting program requirements and elimination of the physician narrative requirement. Finally, this proposed rules discusses the delay of the ICD-10-CM implementation and seeks input on a proposed home health value based purchasing (VBP) model.

To read the proposed rule in its entirety, click here.