CMS Proposes Calendar Year 2020 Home Health Update

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released a home health prospective payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2020, which would increase payments by a net 1.3% ($250 million). The agency also proposes to allow therapist assistants, rather than only therapists, to perform maintenance therapy enabling them to practice at the top of their state licensure, give flexibility to home health providers, and improve beneficiary access to these services.

The proposed rule can be obtained at