CMS Releases 2020 Home Health Final Rule

November 1, 2019
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Rick Gawenda
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On October 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for Home Health Agencies for calendar year 2020. Highlights of the final rule include:

  • CMS projects that aggregate Medicare payments to HHAs in CY 2020 will increase by 1.3 percent, or $250 million
  • CMS will allow physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants to provide maintenance therapy
  • Home health episode of care will decrease for a 60-day episode to a 30-day episode
  • Beginning in 2021, CMS will require HHAs to submit a notification to CMS within 5 calendar days from the start of care or face a financial penalty

To access the final rule, click HERE. To access the Fact Sheet on the final rule, click HERE.


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