CMS Delays Publication of Discharge Planning Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a one-year extension, until November 3, 2019, to publish the discharge planning final rule for home health agencies. The CMS announcement came as a notice in the Federal Register for the final ruleĀ  titled: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for…

CMS Finalizes Changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2017, the calendar year (CY) 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update final rule. A significant portion of the proposed rule is dedicated to proposals that update the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP).The changes are many,…