HHS Announces Expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model  

Situation Report | January 11, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is expanding the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model through federal rulemaking no earlier than January 1, 2022. More information is here.  

The HHVBP model began its first performance year in 2016. Based on an independent assessment of the model’s performance over the first three years, the CMS Office of the Actuary has certified that an expansion would reduce, or not result in any increase in, net Medicare spending. HHS has also determined that an expansion of the HHVBP Model would likely improve quality of care. These combined determinations, coupled with the actuarial certification, meet statutory criteria to allow an expansion through rulemaking. 

Questions should be directed to the CMS help desk at (844) 280-5628 or e-mail at HHVBPquestions@cms.hhs.gov