The RURAL Add-On was reinstated and was made retroactive to January 1, 2018 and the updated RePricer takes this into account.
Please note that if you have an episode that began in 2017 and ended in 2018 and does NOT require recalculation of the HIPPS code due to a change in therapy or early vs late there may be an issue with the total calculation of the reimbursement in the repricer. Due to the change in the algorithm of the treatment authorization code from 2017 to 2018 the repricer is only accurate for these crossover claims if the code needs repricing. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with issues. There should be NO issues with episodes that begin January 1, 2018 and later.
Lastly, if you are in a Value Based Purchasing State you will need to ensure that you follow guidance for #7 on the instruction page.