- Regulation No.
- Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2005; Proposed
- Publication Date
- CY 2005
- Display Date
This proposed rule would set forth an update to the 60-day national episode rates and the national per-visit amounts under the Medicare prospective payment system for home health agencies. As part of this proposed rule, we also are proposing to rebase and revise the home health market basket to ensure it continues to adequately reflect the price changes of efficiently providing home health services. In addition, we are proposing to revise the fixed dollar loss ratio,
which is used in the calculation of outlier payments. This proposed rule would be the first update of the home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) rates on a calendar year update
cycle. HH PPS was moved to a calendar year update cycle as a result the provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.