Date: June 22, 2022
CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements Proposed Rule (CMS-1766-P)
On June 17, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the calendar year (CY) 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update proposed rule, which would update Medicare payment policies and rates for home health agencies (HHAs). This rule includes proposals and routine updates to the Medicare Home Health PPS and the home infusion therapy services’ payment rates for CY 2023, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, CMS is proposing to apply a permanent prospective payment adjustment to the home health 30-day period payment rate to account for any increases or decreases in aggregate expenditures, as a result of the difference between assumed behavior changes and actual behavior changes, due to the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and 30-day unit of payment. CMS is soliciting comments on how best to implement a temporary payment adjustment for CYs 2020 and 2021. CMS is also soliciting comments on the collection of telehealth data on home health claims to allow CMS to analyze the characteristics of the beneficiaries utilizing services furnished remotely. The actions CMS is taking in this proposed rule would help improve patient care and also protect the Medicare program’s sustainability for future generations by serving as a responsible steward of public funds.
For additional information about the Home Health Prospective Payment System.
For additional information about the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model.
For additional information about the Home Infusion Therapy Services benefit.
The proposed rule can be downloaded from the Federal Register.