On Friday January 9th CMS issued the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies. They will be published in the Federal Register on January 13th. This final rule revised the conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies (HHAs) must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The requirements focus on the care delivered to patients by the HHAs, reflect an interdisciplinary view of patient care, allow HHAs greater flexibility in meeting quality care standards, and eliminate unnecessary procedural requirements. The effective date for the regulations is July 13, 2017.
Jnon Griffin will be addressing the new CoPs at our New Directions in Home Care seminar that will be held in Las Vegas on January 26th & 27th. We have some space available for the seminar, but it is important to register immediately to ensure you seat. We have listed a temporary link to the new CoPs below. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on January 13th.