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Trump Administration Delivers on Promise to Strengthen Medicare with a New Home Infusion Therapy Benefit and Home Health Regulations that Put Patients Over Paperwork

Today, consistent with the direction of President Trump’s Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS), including a new home infusion therapy benefit that builds on the historic steps we have already taken to strengthen and protect the Medicare program by increasing choices and empowering patients.
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CMS Finalizes Calendar Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Home Health Agencies and Calendar Year 2021 Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule with comment period [CMS-1711-FC] that finalizes routine updates to the home health payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2020, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements.
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CMS finalizes calendar year 2019 and 2020 payment and policy changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers

On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1689-F] setting out finalized Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare payment updates, finalized quality reporting changes for home health agencies (HHAs), and finalized case-mix methodology refinements and a change in the home health unit of payment from 60 days to 30 days for CY 2020.
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CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System to strengthen and modernize Medicare. Specifically, CMS made changes to improve access to solutions via remote patient monitoring technology, updated payments for home health care with a new case-mix system, begin the new home infusion therapy benefit, and reduce burden.
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CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System to strengthen and modernize Medicare, drive value, and focus on individual patient needs rather than volume of care.
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CMS proposes calendar year 2019 and 2020 payment and policy changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers

On July 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule [CMS-1689-P] outlining proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare payment updates and proposed quality reporting changes for home health agencies (HHAs), and proposed case-mix methodology refinements and a change in the home health unit of payment from 60 days to 30 days for CY 2020.
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CMS Announces Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2018

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1672-F) that updates the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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CMS Announces Proposed Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2018 and 2019

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1672-P) that would update the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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CMS Announces Proposed Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2017 (CMS-1648-P)

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2017 that would foster greater efficiency, flexibility, payment accuracy, and improved quality. Approximately 3.4 million beneficiaries received home health services from approximately 11,400 home health agencies, costing Medicare approximately $17.8 billion in 2015.
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CMS announces new initiative to promote value-based home health care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposal to launch a new model designed to support greater quality of care among Medicare beneficiaries.
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