Important New Resources for the Expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model (HHVBP)!

The nationwide rollout of the HHVBP model is right around the corner – it will be 2023 sooner than you think! CMS has released several new resources that will help your agency prepare for the coming year. Please see CMS’ press release reproduced below. Whether your participated in the HHVBP demonstration or if your agency is new to the model, you need to get your operations and financials in shape so you can hit the ground running on January 1st. Please give us a call with any questions you have about the HHVBP, the 2023 home health final rule, or any other matter.

From CMS:

Available in iQIES: Expanded HHVBP Model Pre-Implementation Performance Reports

As the expanded HHVBP Model prepares to start the first performance year on January 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the November 2022 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to all active home health agencies (HHAs). 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. Additionally, the CY 2023 Home Health (HH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule amended the Model baseline year from CY 2019 to CY 2022 starting in the CY 2023 performance year to enable CMS to measure competing HHAs performance on benchmarks and achievement thresholds that are more current. The PIPRs provide a preview of where your agency’s performance falls in regard to the new baseline year, in advance of the release of the first Interim Performance Reports (IPRs) in July 2023.

The November 2022 PIPR is available to download from the Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES). Instructions on how to access the PIPRs are available on the Expanded HHVBP Model webpage, under Model Reports.

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)”, available on the Expanded HHVBP Model webpage under Model Reports. The video is also available on the Expanded HHVBP Model YouTube channel.

There will also be a live streaming event introducing the PIPRs at 11:00 AM ET on November 17, 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions during the webinar. Click here to register for the event:

For questions, please email the HHVBP Model Help Desk at 

New Resource Available – Quality Improvement Self-Assessment for Your HHA

The HHVBP TA Team is pleased to announce the availability a new organizational self-assessment resource, Quality Measure Category-Focused Performance Improvement. This resource provides a brief, self-guided, performance improvement exercise designed for HHA teams, based on structured review of expanded HHVBP Model performance data by measure category. Included in this resource is a template that will help teams create data visualizations that will highlight patterns in measure performance by category. Teams can use results for planning performance improvement activities.

This resource is available on the Expanded HHVBP Model webpage under the “Quality Improvement” section.