CMS Updates Medicare Benefit Policy Manual for Home Health Agencies

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:53 PM

CMS has released Transmittal 265/Change Request (CR) 11577 Manual Updates Related to Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Home Health Payment Policy Changes, Maintenance Therapy, and Remote Patient Monitoring This CR updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, (Publication 100-02), Chapter 7, to reflect policy changes finalized in the CY 2019 and 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rules with comment period (83 FR 56406 and 84 FR 60478). These manual updates reflect policies related to the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model, a change to a 30-day unit of payment, changes to split-percentage payments, changes to the provision of maintenance therapy, and the definition of remote patient monitoring.

Source: NAHC Report

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