Civil Money Penalties Now Applicable to Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), at NAHC’s urging,, suspended civil money penalties (CMP) that could be incurred by a home health agency during a Medicare survey until January 13, 2019.  This date recently passed making it possible for surveyors to now apply the penalties. CMS may impose a civil money penalty against…

CMS Releases FAQs for Home Health Conditions of Participation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for the home health conditions of participation (CoP) that became effective January 13, 2018.  Even though the final version of the interpretive guidelines for these CoPs was finalized at the end of August 2018, there were still outstanding questions.  Many…