CMS Proposes Rule to Require State Survey or Accreditation for HHA Reactivation after Not Filing Medicare Claim for 12 Months

Tucked away in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding 2010 payment rates for home health agencies (NAHC Report, July 31) is a provision that may affect pediatric, Medicaid-only home health agencies, and primarily private duty home health agencies. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing that an agency that is deactivated…