By Cheri Whalen, Regulatory Strategist
CY2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule
In the October 31 display copy of the CY2020 Home Health PPS Final rule, CMS adopted most of the proposed regulatory updates with the exception of the following:
While the update requiring the "no-pay" RAP for CY2021 is a significant change from the proposed rule, CMS provides some burden reduction to documentation requirements. HHAs will only need to provide minimum documentation in order to submit the “no-pay” RAP for each 30-day period.
Further, CMS is allowing HHAs to submit both the RAP for the first 30-day period and the RAP for the second 30-day period (for a 60-day certification) at the same time to reduce provider burden.
We encourage you to take advantage of the upcoming education sessions and virtual training events for PDGM. Contact your client alignment representative for more information and details.