Late October, CMS released the CY2021 Home Health Final Rule. As part of the final rule, requirements were laid out for what is being called the no-pay RAP. No-pay RAPS will take effect January 1, 2021. There are several items regarding no-pay RAPs that home health billing teams need to prepare for in order to avoid penalties.
Hospice payment reform has been a hot topic for The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with analysis and advice on Medicare. While the FY2021 Hospice Final Rule was limited to essential policies and didn’t include any major changes, changes are still on MedPAC’s radar.