A new regulation will bring changes in how Medicare pays for and regulates home health services in 2019.

Included in the regulation released last week are:

  • A 2.2 percent increase in home health payments.
  • Creation of remote patient monitoring benefit for home health patients.
  • Creation of a home infusion benefit.
  • Removal of some measures from the home health quality reporting program.
  • Changes in the home health value-based purchasing model.

For a complete look at the changes coming to how Medicare will treat home health services in 2019, go here to see a CMS fact sheet on the new regulation and here to see the regulation itself.