A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule was filed on June 28, 2021, with an expected publication date in the Federal Register of July 7, 2021. The document covers several significant areas for home health agencies. Key areas in the proposed rule include:
- Rate Update for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS)
- Changes to Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Model Requirements
- Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements
- Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements
The unpublished document, “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Requirements and Proposed Model Expansion; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements; Survey and Enforcement Requirements for Hospice Programs; Medicare Provider Enrollment Requirements; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program Requirements; and Long-term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program Requirements,” can be viewed on the Federal Register website.