[UPDATED] CMS Releases CY 2021 Home Health PPS Final Rule

[UPDATED] CMS Releases CY 2021 Home Health PPS Final Rule

On Thursday, October 29, CMS released the CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule. Highlights include:

        • 2.0% payment update
        • Finalized changes to the wage index – including the 5% cap on negative adjustments for 2021
        • The behavioral adjustment for PDGM remains in place
        • Current telehealth adjustments become permanent after the end of the PHE (but the rule does not change anything with respect to reimbursement for these visits)

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

Access the final rule here.

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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