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Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; Correction

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AGENCY:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

This document corrects technical errors in the proposed rule that appeared in the July 10, 2015 Federal Register entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements.”

DATES:

Comments on the proposed rule published on July 10, 2015 (80 FR 39839), continue to be accepted until September 4, 2015.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Hillary Loeffler, (410) 786-0456.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

In FR Doc. 2015-16790, published in the Federal Register of July 10, 2015 (80 Start Printed Page 46216FR 39839), there were technical errors that are identified and corrected in the Correction of Errors section of this correcting document.

II. Summary of Errors

On page 39854, in our discussion of case-mix weights, there was a sorting error in Table 9: CY 2016 Case-Mix Payment Weights.

On page 39906, in our discussion of the overall impact of the home health prospective payment system in CY 2016, we inadvertently provided the incorrect percent decrease in expenditures when comparing CY 2015 payments to estimated CY 2016 payments.

III. Correction of Errors

In FR Doc. 2015-16790 of July 10, 2015 (80 FR 39839), make the following corrections:

On page 39854, Table 9—CY 2016 Case-Mix Payment Weights is corrected to read as follows:

Table 9—CY 2016 Case-Mix Payment Weights

Payment groupStep (episode and/or therapy visit ranges)Clinical and functional levels (1 = low; 2 = medium; 3= high)CY 2016 Case-mix weights
101111st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC1F1S10.5969
101121st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC1F1S20.7216
101131st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC1F1S30.8462
101141st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC1F1S40.9708
101151st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC1F1S51.0954
101211st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC1F2S10.7123
101221st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC1F2S20.8240
101231st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC1F2S30.9357
101241st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC1F2S41.0474
101251st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC1F2S51.1591
101311st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC1F3S10.7709
101321st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC1F3S20.8868
101331st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC1F3S31.0027
101341st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC1F3S41.1186
101351st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC1F3S51.2345
102111st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC2F1S10.6339
102121st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC2F1S20.7637
102131st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC2F1S30.8935
102141st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC2F1S41.0234
102151st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC2F1S51.1532
102211st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC2F2S10.7492
102221st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC2F2S20.8661
102231st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC2F2S30.9830
102241st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC2F2S41.0999
102251st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC2F2S51.2169
102311st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC2F3S10.8079
102321st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC2F3S20.9290
102331st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC2F3S31.0501
102341st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC2F3S41.1712
102351st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC2F3S51.2923
103111st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC3F1S10.6876
103121st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC3F1S20.8424
103131st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC3F1S30.9973
103141st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC3F1S41.1522
103151st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC3F1S51.3071
103211st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC3F2S10.8029
103221st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC3F2S20.9449
103231st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC3F2S31.0868
103241st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC3F2S41.2288
103251st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC3F2S51.3707
103311st and 2nd Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC3F3S10.8616
103321st and 2nd Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC3F3S21.0077
103331st and 2nd Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC3F3S31.1539
103341st and 2nd Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC3F3S41.3000
103351st and 2nd Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC3F3S51.4462
211111st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC1F1S11.2201
211121st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC1F1S21.4237
211131st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC1F1S31.6273
211211st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC1F2S11.2708
211221st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC1F2S21.4643
211231st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC1F2S31.6578
211311st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC1F3S11.3504
211321st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC1F3S21.5410
211331st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC1F3S31.7316
212111st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC2F1S11.2830
212121st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC2F1S21.4994
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212131st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC2F1S31.7157
212211st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC2F2S11.3338
212221st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC2F2S21.5400
212231st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC2F2S31.7461
212311st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC2F3S11.4134
212321st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC2F3S21.6167
212331st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC2F3S31.8200
213111st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC3F1S11.4619
213121st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC3F1S21.6962
213131st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC3F1S31.9304
213211st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC3F2S11.5127
213221st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC3F2S21.7368
213231st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC3F2S31.9609
213311st and 2nd Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC3F3S11.5923
213321st and 2nd Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC3F3S21.8135
213331st and 2nd Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC3F3S32.0347
221113rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC1F1S11.2795
221123rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC1F1S21.4633
221133rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC1F1S31.6471
221213rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC1F2S11.2952
221223rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC1F2S21.4806
221233rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC1F2S31.6659
221313rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC1F3S11.3761
221323rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC1F3S21.5581
221333rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC1F3S31.7401
222113rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC2F1S11.3660
222123rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC2F1S21.5546
222133rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC2F1S31.7433
222213rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC2F2S11.3817
222223rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC2F2S21.5719
222233rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC2F2S31.7621
222313rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC2F3S11.4626
222323rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC2F3S21.6495
222333rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC2F3S31.8364
223113rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC3F1S11.5916
223123rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC3F1S21.7826
223133rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC3F1S31.9736
223213rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC3F2S11.6073
223223rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC3F2S21.7999
223233rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC3F2S31.9924
223313rd+ Episodes, 14 to 15 Therapy VisitsC3F3S11.6882
223323rd+ Episodes, 16 to 17 Therapy VisitsC3F3S21.8774
223333rd+ Episodes, 18 to 19 Therapy VisitsC3F3S32.0667
301113rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC1F1S10.4805
301123rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC1F1S20.6403
301133rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC1F1S30.8001
301143rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC1F1S40.9599
301153rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC1F1S51.1197
301213rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC1F2S10.5648
301223rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC1F2S20.7109
301233rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC1F2S30.8570
301243rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC1F2S41.0031
301253rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC1F2S51.1492
301313rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC1F3S10.6114
301323rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC1F3S20.7644
301333rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC1F3S30.9173
301343rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC1F3S41.0703
301353rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC1F3S51.2232
302113rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC2F1S10.4961
302123rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC2F1S20.6700
302133rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC2F1S30.8440
302143rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC2F1S41.0180
302153rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC2F1S51.1920
302213rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC2F2S10.5803
302223rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC2F2S20.7406
302233rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC2F2S30.9009
302243rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC2F2S41.0612
302253rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC2F2S51.2214
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302313rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC2F3S10.6270
302323rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC2F3S20.7941
302333rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC2F3S30.9612
302343rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC2F3S41.1284
302353rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC2F3S51.2955
303113rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC3F1S10.6211
303123rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC3F1S20.8152
303133rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC3F1S31.0093
303143rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC3F1S41.2034
303153rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC3F1S51.3975
303213rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC3F2S10.7054
303223rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC3F2S20.8858
303233rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC3F2S31.0662
303243rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC3F2S41.2466
303253rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC3F2S51.4269
303313rd+ Episodes, 0 to 5 Therapy VisitsC3F3S10.7521
303323rd+ Episodes, 6 Therapy VisitsC3F3S20.9393
303333rd+ Episodes, 7 to 9 Therapy VisitsC3F3S31.1265
303343rd+ Episodes, 10 Therapy VisitsC3F3S41.3138
303353rd+ Episodes, 11 to 13 Therapy VisitsC3F3S51.5010
40111All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC1F1S11.8309
40121All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC1F2S11.8512
40131All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC1F3S11.9222
40211All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC2F1S11.9320
40221All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC2F2S11.9523
40231All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC2F3S12.0233
40311All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC3F1S12.1647
40321All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC3F2S12.1850
40331All Episodes, 20+ Therapy VisitsC3F3S12.2559

On page 39906, second column, line 31 the number “0.1” is corrected to read “1.8”.

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Dated: July 29, 2015.

Madhura Valverde,

Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human Services.

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[FR Doc. 2015-19079 Filed 8-3-15; 8:45 am]

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