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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT29 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●CY 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update (CMS-1689-P) 

This annual proposed rule would update 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.  CMS is still deliberating important policy issues for the home health group model and is providing opportunities for early public engagement on these issues.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 424    42 CFR 484   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1395(hh)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    11/01/2018 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
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