Beyond Rebasing: Other Elements in the HHPPS Final Rule

In the final rule for the home health prospective payment system (HHPPS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes it proposed to the home health Grouper by eliminating the 170 diagnosis codes claiming that reporting these diagnosis codes for home health is not compliant with ICD-9 coding guidelines. CMS’ maintains that these…