Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule [CMS-1711-P] that proposes routine updates to the home health payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2020, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. This rule will also include: a proposal to modify the payment regulations pertaining to the content of the home health plan of care; a proposal to allow therapist assistants to furnish maintenance therapy; and a proposal related to the split percentage payment approach under the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS). Finally, this rule will include proposals related to the implementation of the permanent home infusion therapy benefit in 2021. These include proposed payment categories, amounts, and required and optional adjustments.
The proposed rule can be downloaded from the Federal Register at: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/
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