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[Updated] CMS Releases CY 2021 Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

[Updated] CMS Releases CY 2021 Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

On June 25, 2020, CMS released the calendar year (CY) 2021 Home Health (HH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule which includes the following updates:

      • A 2.7% payment increase
      • Restructuring of urban and rural statistical areas to align with recommendations from the Office of Management and Budget, with a 2-year phase-in for areas affected negatively
      • Allowing the use of “telecommunications systems” in HH on a permanent basis as outlined in the first COVID-19 Interim Final
      • Policies regarding the implementation of the new Medicare Part B home infusion therapy benefit that was finalized in the CY 2019 and CY 2020 HH PPS final rules

For more information, access Casamba’s CY 2021 HH PPS Proposed Rule Summary.

Access the Fact Sheet.

Access the Proposed Rule.

Access the information about the Home Infusion Therapy Benefit.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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