CMS Finalizes Medicare Policies for Home Health

This week, CMS issued the calendar year 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update final rule, which updates Medicare payment policies and rates for home health agencies (HHAs). This rule includes routine updates to the Medicare Home Health PPS and the home infusion therapy services’ payment rates for CY 2023. CMS estimates that Medicare payments to HHAs in CY 2023 will increase in the aggregate by 0.7%, and by 0.6% for rural HHAs. The final rule also indicates that CMS will issue further guidance in January 2023 on the voluntary and required reporting of telehealth data on claims.