Proposed Home Health Rule Would End Pre-Payment Requests

By James Romoser / July 11, 2019 at 7:11 PM
CMS on Thursday (July 11) proposed phasing out pre-payments for home health services in an effort to reduce Medicare fraud, laid out its plan to implement a new home infusion benefit in 2021, and proposed allowing therapist assistants to perform maintenance therapy. The changes are set forth in the proposed 2020 home health pay rule , which also lays out implementation of the new case-mix payment methodology known as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model ( see related story ). The rule...

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