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Home Health Agencies May Continue to Provide Part B Infusion Therapy in 2019-20

Friday, December 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
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December 14, 2018, NAHC Report


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will permit home health agencies to continue to provide Part B infusion therapy during the transition period (2019 – 2020) for the new home infusion therapy benefit.

The 21 st Century Cures Act (Act) included a provision that called for the development of new home infusion therapy benefit under Medicare Part B. The benefit would provide professional services to beneficiaries receiving home infusion therapy through a pump that is an item of durable medical equipment (DME). Medicare covers a limited number of home infusion drugs under the Part B, DME benefit when the drug requires infusion by a pump. These drugs include chemotherapy, inotropic medications, certain pain medications, immunoglobulin therapy, and anti-fungal medications.

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