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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AR18 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate for CY 2013 (CMS-1358-F)(Completion of a Section 610 Review) 
Abstract: This final rule updates the 60-day national episode rate based on the applicable home health market basket update and case-mix adjustment. It also updates the national per-visit rates used to calculate low utilization payment adjustments (LUPAs) and outlier payments under the Medicare prospective payment system for home health agencies. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
RFA Section 610 Review: Completion of a Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 484    42 CFR 409    42 CFR 424    42 CFR 431    42 CFR 488    42 CFR 489    42 CFR 498   
Legal Authority: Social Security Act, secs 1102 and 1871    42 USC 1302 and 42 USC 1395(hh)    Social Security Act, sec 1895    42 USC 1395(fff)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    11/01/2012 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/13/2012  77 FR 41547   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/04/2012 
Final Action  11/08/2012  77 FR 67068   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Hillary Loeffler
Director, Division of Home Health and Hospice
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS: C5-08-28, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-0456
Email: hillary.loeffler@cms.hhs.gov