On July 7, 2014, The Department of Health and Human Services published the CY 2015 Home Health PPS rate proposed rule update. The rule proposes to update the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the non-routine medical supply conversion factor effective January 1, 2015. There is also a proposal to simplify the face-to-face encounter requirements, make changes to case-mix weights, make changes in home health quality reporting program requirements, and to simplify therapy reassessment timeframes. If you would like to comment on any of the proposed updates, you must submit your comment for consideration no later than 5 p.m. on September 2, 2014.
Please follow this link to see the entire 56-page proposal: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-07/pdf/2014-15736.pdf