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WEBINAR: The 2018 Home Health Final Rule
Iselin, NJ
Monday, December 18, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: Events

The 2018 Home Health Final Rule



Melinda Gaboury is the CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions, which provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and cost reporting services to the home care, hospice and rehabilitation therapy industries. Prior to the inception of Medicare PPS, she began researching, auditing and reviewing processes with OASIS, ICD-10 Coding and clinical documentation. She has developed and taught clinician and billing Medicare PPS trainings in a variety of venues.


Program Description:

This final rule updates the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) payment rates, including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the non-routine medical supply (NRS) conversion factor, effective for home health episodes of care ending on or after January 1, 2018.

The rule also updates the HH PPS case-mix weights; implements the third year of a 3-year phase-in of a reduction to the national, standardized 60-day episode payment and discusses CMS ’efforts to monitor the potential impacts of the rebasing adjustments that were implemented in CY 2014 through CY 2017. In addition, this rule finalizes changes to the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model.


  1. Detail new PPS rates & changes to case mix weights for 2018
  2. List core changes to the PPS system if HHGM is finalized in 2019 or 2020
  3. Document changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP)


Registration Fee:  Members  $133    Non-members  $297

Registration fees are based on one phone connection; multiple site participation from your agency will be charged a separate registration fee for each.



Contact: Karen Barish, RN - [email protected] or (732) 877-1100