Tag: 2021

Tax Holiday or Headache? Deferral Plan Presenting Challenges for Employers

President Donald Trump’s plan to defer payroll taxes for many employees through the end of the year is sparking questions and criticism from employers—questions about how to implement the plan and criticism that the “tax holiday” may hurt more than it helps. On August 8, Trump issued a memorandum providing for the deferral of payroll […]

CMS enacts penalty for delayed RAP submission

CMS has released change request 11855, on July 31, 2020, to implement the calendar year 2021 home health Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) payment policies. The change request imposes a penalty for delayed RAP submission implementation. Specifically, a non-timely submission payment reduction will occur  “when the home health agency does not submit the RAP within […]

The Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) will be extended by CMS for one calendar year

The Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) will be extended by one calendar year, through Dec. 31, 2021. The extension will enable more Medicare beneficiaries to access supportive care. This extension applies to hospices that have been participating in the model. New hospices will not be enrolled. For those hospices that are participating, they will be […]