HHPPS Problems Persist, CMS Corrects Instructions for Identification of Episode Timing

Glitches resulting from revisions to the home health prospective payment system (HHPPS), in effect for nearly five months now, continue to affect payment to home health agencies. In addition, new instructions were recently disseminated that further refine payment policies (NAHC Report, Feb. 20). One issue that has caused a great deal of confusion, and negatively…