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Regulation No.
Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Home Health Agencies
Publication Date
FY 2001
Display Date
This proposed rule would establish requirements for the new prospective payment system for home health agencies as required by section 4603 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, as amended by section 5101 of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1999. These include the implementation of a prospective payment system for home health agencies, consolidated billing requirements, and a number of other related changes. The prospective payment system described in this rule would replace the retrospective reasonable-cost-based system currently used by Medicare for the payment of home health services under Part A and Part B.