Home Health & Hospice

Q: Now that it is the first week of November, when can we expect CMS to release the CY 2014 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule?

Homecare Insider, November 4, 2013

Q: Now that it is the first week of November, when can we expect CMS to release the CY 2014 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule?

A: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new deadline for the release of the CY 2014 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule. The new deadline is November 27, 2013. CMS issued a statement saying that:

“Although we are still assessing the impact of the partial government shutdown on completion of the calendar year 2014 Medicare fee for service payment regulations, we intend to issue the final rules on or before November 27, 2013, generally to be effective on January 1, 2014. The impacted regulations include:

  • Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (CMS-1526-F)
  • CY 2014 Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (CMS-1601-FC)
  • CY 2014 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1450-F)
  • Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2014 Final Rule with Comment Period (CMS-1600-FC)”

Beacon Health will continue to provide coverage on the Home Health PPS final rule as details become available.