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CMS-1754-F Final Rule for Changes to Home Health Quality Reporting Program

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On July 29, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1754-F) that includes a finalized proposal for changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) beginning January 2022 to address exceptions related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Home Health proposal was included in this rule as public reporting will resume for the HH QRP with the January 2022 refresh of Care Compare. Due to the January 1, 2022 effective date of the rule, finalization of this proposal had to be completed by October 1, 2021, the required preview reports related to the refresh being released 3 months prior.

The final rule went on display at the Federal Register’s Public Inspection Desk and will be available under “Special Filings,” at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection

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