Long Awaited Discharge Planning Rule Posted

It has taken four years for the final rule for discharge planning for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and home health agencies to be posted.  This rule also impacts hospices as it changes the requirements for referring patients from these  facilities to hospice care. This final rule is s slated to be published in the Federal…

CMS Delays Publication of Discharge Planning Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a one-year extension, until November 3, 2019, to publish the discharge planning final rule for home health agencies. The CMS announcement came as a notice in the Federal Register for the final rule  titled: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for…