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HCA Comments on Home Health Rule, PDGM

HCA Vice President for Finance and Management Patrick Conole has submitted comments to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed 2021 payment rule for home health. The comments can be downloaded here.

The proposed rule includes updates on a mix of longstanding payment-related programs and structures, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, left the existing 2020 Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) intact.

CMS is expected to finalize the rule, following the comment period, in late October, with the rule going into effect on January 1, 2021.