On October 29, 2015, CMS released the calendar year 2016 Final Rule governing the Home Health Prospective Payment System; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements.  Under the Final Rule, total payments to home health agencies are expected to decrease by 1.4 percent, up from the proposed rule’s estimated rate decrease of 1.8 percent.  This rule is set for publication in the Federal Register on November 5, 2015, and is available by clicking here.  The CMS Fact Sheet is available here.