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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AS80 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements (CMS-1648-F)(Section 610 Review) 
Abstract:

This annual rule updates the 60-day national episode rate, 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. The rule also updates the provisions of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 484    42 CFR 424   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1395hh   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    11/01/2016 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/05/2016  81 FR 43714   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/26/2016 
Final Action  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  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: C5-07-22, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-0456
Email: hillary.loeffler@cms.hhs.gov