CMS Revises Home Health Prospective Payment System Booklet
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised their Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Booklet. It includes:
- Background on the Home Health Prospective Payment System
- Consolidated billing requirements
- Criteria that must be met to qualify for home health services and therapy services
- Physician billing and payment
Until the implementation of the HH PPS on October 1, 2000, HHAs received payment under a retrospective reimbursement system. Section 4603(a) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 mandated the development of a HH PPS for all Medicare-covered home health services furnished under a plan of care paid on a reasonable cost basis by adding Section 1895 of the Social Security Act.
The Booklet is an excellent resource for Home Health providers.
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