NAHC Statement on CMS Announcement of Temporary and Targeted Moratorium on the Approval of New Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a temporary and targeted moratorium on the approval of new home health agencies in the Miami and Chicago metropolitan areas. The moratorium takes effect on July 30, 2013. According to CMS, the goal of the temporary moratoria is to fight fraud and safeguard taxpayer dollars, while…