Home Health

This section contains important advocacy and regulatory information for nonprofit Medicare-certified home health service providers reimbursed under Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage and the Veterans Administration. LeadingAge provides updates on funding and regulations that impact Medicare Certified home health, research reports released about Medicare Certified home health, and resources and information to assist not for profit Medicare Certified home health providers to operate quality services and remain financially viable in a competitive market.

  1. Home Health Agencies Receive 2% Update

    Payment Update The rule establishes a 2.0% payment update for CY 2021 based on the statutory formula. While we recommended that CMS take into account the unprecedented cost of supplies due to the pandemic and increase the payment in response, it was noted that they “do not yet have the claims and cost report data ...

  2. Bill to Allow Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement Introduced

    Like all health care providers, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged home health providers’ ability to provide care to patients. Specifically, since home health agencies (HHAs) deliver care in people’s homes, they faced a combination of fear ...

  3. Updates On PRF Phase 2 Payments and Phase 3 Eligibility Expansion

    It confirmed that payments continue to roll out in batches for providers who applied for Provider Relief Funds (PRF) under the Phase 2 application ...

  4. HHS Retracts Limits on use of PRF for Lost Revenues

    HHS indicated that its change in position was in direct response to pressure from stakeholders and Members of Congress who were not supportive of the Sept. 19 requirements. When the initial reporting guidance was issued in September, HHS proposed using an entirely new way of calculating lost revenues than had been used to date ...

  5. HHS Issues Helpful Clarifications on Infection Control and Phase 3

    HHS clarified in its recently updated Provider Relief FAQs that the Nursing Home Infection Control Payments can be used for costs to hire AND retain staff. Question: The Terms and Conditions for the Nursing ...