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CMS Issues Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

For directors of reimbursement, home health leaders, infusion services

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rule for the calendar year (CY) 2021 home health prospective payment system. 

In addition to routine updates to payment rates, CMS proposes to make permanent certain regulatory changes related to the use of telecommunications technologies to provide care, as implemented in the public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, this rule proposes Medicare enrollment policies for qualified home infusion therapy suppliers and updates the home infusion therapy services payment rates for CY 2021. 

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CHA has issued a summary of the proposed rule, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives.