CMS Issues Proposed Home Health Services Rate Rule for 2010

Late on Thursday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding 2010 payment rates for home health services. The NPRM suggests a 2% increase in base payment rates over the current levels. However, the proposal also indicates that the increase may be short-lived depending on what CMS…