Highlights of the final rule for the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) for Calendar Year (CY) 2012 are available on APTA's Medicare Payment and Policies for Home Health Web page. The final rule includes a 2.31% (or $430 million) decrease in payment for home health agencies in CY 2012. In addition, the rule also includes structural changes to the HH PPS that affect payments to home health agencies therapy services, the removal of hypertension codes from the case-mix weights, revisions to the publicly reported quality measures, and patient satisfaction surveys.
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