Method to access PS&R changed

Home health agencies now must register to receive a copy of the Provider Statistical and Reimbursement Report (PS&R), which is used to settle the final or audited cost report. Previously, the PS&R was sent to home health agencies by their Medicare intermediary or Medicare administrative contractor.

The report will no longer be automatically sent to a provider. Every home health agency must register at www.cms.hhs.gov/iacs. Most agencies use the PS&R summary to report Medicare settlement data when they file their Medicare cost reports.

It does take up to one month for registration to be completed, and registration must be made by a home health agency, not a designee such as an outside accountant.