CMS Proposes Six-Month Delay for Home Health CoPs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed delaying the implementation date for the new home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) until January 2018. The proposal comes after home health industry associations and providers pushed back against the original implementation timeline for the CoPs, which were finalized in early January 2017. Instead of Read more about CMS Proposes Six-Month Delay for Home Health CoPs[…]

CMS seeks to update home health services payment rates and eligibility requirements

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule updating Medicare‚Äôs Home Health Prospective Payment System payment rates for 2015. The rule implements the second phase of a four-year initiative to rebase Medicare home health payments. Specifically, the national, standardized 60-day episode payment amount, the national per-visit rates and Read more about CMS seeks to update home health services payment rates and eligibility requirements[…]