The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) review and utilize clarifications and revisions to policies around payments for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) disposable devices, while also implementing changes to the methodology used to calculate outlier payments to HHAs under the 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) final rule (81 FR 76702).
Subject: Clarification of Payment Policy Changes for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Using a Disposable Device and the Outlier Payment Methodology for Home Health Services
Release Date: Feb. 24, 2017
Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2017
Implementation Date: March 27, 2017
Special Notes: N/A