CMS Issues Manual Update for Home Health Therapy Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Transmittal 144/CR 7374 on May 6 modifying Chapter 7 of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual to reflect changes to therapy services coverage contained in the final rule updating the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System for calendar year 2011. The transmittal addresses: (1) assessment, measurement, and…