Home Health

CMS makes changes to Medicare Benefit Policy Manual for home health

CMS has issued an update to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual for home health.

The update reflects policy changes finalized in the 2019 and 2020 PPS final rules, according to Change Request 11577.

These changes include implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the shift to a 30-day payment period, changes to requests for anticipated payment (RAPs), changes to who is allowed to provide maintenance therapy and the definition of remote patient monitoring.

The update has an effective date of Jan. 1, 2020 and an implementation date of Feb. 11, 2020.

Related link: View the changes at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/r265bp.pdf.