• CMS Releases 2013 Proposed Rule for Home Health PPS


    CMS today released its 2013 proposed rule for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS) to be effective January 1, 2013.  In addition to a rate cut that would result in approximately $20 million in payment reductions to home health next year, CMS also introduced flexibility for managing both face-to-face encounters and therapy reassessments, and alternative sanctions for CMS surveys.  Acute Care Hospitalizations as reported on Home Health Compare will move from OASIS-based to claims-based data sources as noted on page 41563 of the proposed rule.

    The complete 2013 proposed rule is available here.

    UPDATED Nov. 2, 2012: The 2013 Final Rule is posted for insepection and will soon be available in the Federal Register.