CMS Proposes Changes to the HHQRP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2019 proposed home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) rule on Monday, July 2, 2018. In addition to payment updates, CMS is proposing changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP). As part of the meaningful measures initiative, CMS proposes to remove the following…

CMS Open Door Forum Reviews CY2019 Home Health Payment Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its most recent Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on Wednesday, July 11.  A large majority of the call was dedicated to the 2019 proposed home health prospective payment system (HHPPS) rate update rule. Following is a summary of those provisions and other matters…

CMS January 17 Open Door Forum Summary of Home Health, Hospice Issues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its January Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on January 17, 2018, at which a number of home health and hospice issues were discussed.  An Encore recording of the call is available until 5 p.m. Friday, January 19, by calling: 1-855-859-2056 and entering the…

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,…