CMS Proposes CY 2017 Home Health PPS Rate, Updates to Value-Based Purchasing Model and Quality Reporting

Overview


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released proposed updates to its CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS). In addition to updating HH PPS rates for the CY 2017 wage index and case-mix weights, the proposal implements the final year of the four-year phase-in of the rebasing adjustments to the national standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates and the non-routine medical supplies conversion factor. The proposed rule also would implement several quality measure updates, as well as changes to CMS’s Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model. Comments on the proposed rule are due by August 26, 2016.