CMS 2018 Home Health Final Rule

November 20, 2017

On November 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will update Medicare payment rates for home health agencies (HHAs) in CY 2018 and update the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements for CY 2020. For CY 2018, CMS estimates that the final rule will result in a 0.4%, or $80 million, reduction in payments to HHAs.

The rule will go into effect on January 1, 2018. A summary of the rule is attached. The full text of the final rule is available here.