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CMS Issues November Home Health Pre-Implementation Reports in iQIES

Home health members should note the following communications on Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) from LeadingAge National:

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the November 2022 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to all active home health agencies (HHAs) in preparation for the expanded HHVBP Model implementation in 2023. The November 2022 PIPR is now available to download from the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES).

The PIPRs provide HHAs with data on their quality measure performance used in the expanded HHVBP Model, with comparison to HHAs nationally within peer cohorts. The PIPRs provide a preview of where each HHA’s performance falls in regard to the new baseline year of Calendar Year (CY) 2022, which was finalized in the CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule. This new information will be invaluable in advance of the release of the first Interim Performance Reports (IPRs) in July 2023.

Instructions on how to access the PIPRs are available here. Additionally, to assist HHAs in understanding the purpose, content, and use of the PIPRs, the HHVBP Technical Assistance (TA) team created an on-demand video and downloadable resource, “Introduction to the Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR),” now available on the Expanded HHVBP Model webpage, under Model Reports.

CMS Webinar Scheduled: CMS will host a live streaming event introducing the PIPR on Thurs., Nov. 17th at 11 a.m. ET. This event will include a live Q&A session.

Click here to register for the event.

Shortly after the event, a recording and transcript will be available on the Expanded HHVBP Model webpage.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8871