CMS Releases 2020 Home Health PPS Final Rule

CMS Releases 2020 Home Health PPS Final Rule

On October 31, CMS released the 2020 HH PPS Final Rule.

Highlights include:

      • 1.3% payment increase in 2020
      • Smaller adjustment to accommodate anticipated “behavior changes” with implementation of PDGM
      • Split percentage payments at 20% for existing HHAs in CY 2020 and phased out for all HHAs in CY 2021, but with a delay for the requirement for an Notice of Admission until CY 2022
      • Therapist assistants may provide maintenance services in accordance with state practice requirements

For additional information, access the Fact Sheet here.

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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