November 10, 2023
Home Health Prospective Payment System Released
CMS issued its CY 2024 final rule for the Home Health (HH) Prospective Payment System, which will increase home health payments by a net $140 million, or 0.8%, in CY 2024. Another positive action is CMS’ decision to finalize only half of the behavioral adjustment that it had proposed, which was designed to achieve budget-neutral implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model. In addition, CMS finalized all proposals related to the HH Quality Reporting Program. This includes the adoption of two new quality measures, one of which would calculate the percentage of HH patients who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as the public reporting of four previously-adopted measures. For a CMS fact-sheet on the rule, click here.