Home Health

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, as amended by the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (OCESAA) of 1999, called for the development and implementation of a prospective payment system (PPS) for Medicare home health services.

Medicare already pays for inpatient hospital and nursing home services under a prospective payment system, and the 1997 Balanced Budget Act put in place the interim payment system (IPS) until the PPS could be implemented.

WHA Contact

Brian Potter
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Operating Officer
EMAIL: Brian Potter