The safe harbor cap on remuneration for patient engagement and support is adjusted annually based on changes to the consumer price index (“CPI”). 42 C.F.R. §1001.952(hh) protects specified arrangements for patient engagement and support that improve quality, health outcomes and efficiency, and establishes an annual maximum for the aggregate retail value of patient engagement tools and supports. That cap is adjusted annually based upon the changes in the CPI.

The cap for 2024 will be $591. This is a 3.7% increase from the 2023 cap of $570.

The OIG Notice has further details.

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