Update of 2 ½ Look-Back Period for Home Care

In April 2020, a new law was passed creating a 2 ½ year look-back period for homecare. No look-back period had been in place prior to the passage of this law. The expected date for the start of the new look-back period was October 1, 2020.

However, due to federal funding mandates, the look-period cannot be implemented until the federally declared public health emergency due to Covid is over. The public health emergency has been extended numerous times since it was implemented and thus, the start of the 2 ½ year look-back period keeps being delayed. Now the earliest the 2 ½ year look-back could be implemented is April 2022 and the implementation could be extended further. Stay tuned.