Payments to home health agencies in calendar year 2017 will decrease by $130 million — a net decrease of 0.7 percent. Download the PPS rate calculator.

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Find Your Agency's 2017 Medicare PPS Rate

  • Gary Massey
  • 12/12/2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final calendar year 2017 (CY17) payment and policy changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in November 2016.

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The final rule identifies the CY17 Medicare policies and rates for the Home Health Agency Prospective Payment System (HH PPS), the HH Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the HH Quality Reporting Program.

CMS projects that payments to HHAs in CY17 will decrease by $130 million, with a net decrease of 0.7 percent in the rates from CY16. To see your agency's rates, download the 2017 Home Health Agency Medicare Prospective Payment System Rate Calculator.