CMS Updates HHPPS Grouper, Offers Updated Software

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) grouper due to changes in ICD-9-CM coding (effective Oct. 1).  CMS is providing an updated HHPPS Grouper Software Package (Version 2.03). The package includes the updated GROUPER.DLL software module, an updated version of the grouper logic (pseudocode) and…