June 29, 2020
CMS Shoots for Home Health Industry Stability in Proposed Payment Rule for 2021
Home Health Care News
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed home health payment rule for 2021 last Thursday — the first time in a number of years the agency has done so in June.
With relatively minimal changes, CMS’s proposal grants the home health industry a level of much-needed stability during a chaotic period that’s dually marked by COVID-19 and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
Among other things, CMS’s proposal pushes to make certain telehealth changes that were introduced during the COVID-19 emergency permanent.