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…

Get Critical Insights into the CMS Interpretative Guidelines for the Home Health Conditions of Participation!

In September 2018 NAHC presented a webinar on the CMS interpretative guidelines for the home health conditions of participation (HHCoP) and the response was overwhelming. In fact, we were actually overwhelmed with more requests to join the webinar than we could handle at the time. Therefore, we will be re-running the webinar for members-only on…

Get Critical Insights into the CMS Interpretative Guidelines for the Home Health Conditions of Participation!

CMS has issued the long awaited Interpretive Guidelines on the Home Health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs), which went into effect on January 13, 2018. These HHCoPs contain the first major revision of several areas since 1989. The rule expands standards for patient rights, care planning, and care coordination, and creates two new requirements — one for a quality…

CMS January 17 Open Door Forum Summary of Home Health, Hospice Issues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held its January Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum on January 17, 2018, at which a number of home health and hospice issues were discussed.  An Encore recording of the call is available until 5 p.m. Friday, January 19, by calling: 1-855-859-2056 and entering the…

NAHC Submits Recommendations on the Home Health Conditions of Participation

On October 27, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft copy of the home health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs) Interpretive Guidelines (IGs).  CMS sent the draft copy to several industry stakeholders, including the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), requesting that comments on the draft IGs be submitted…

NAHC’s Mary Carr on the Regulatory Outlook for Home Care

Mary Carr, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) spoke to Annie Erstling of Forcura about home care regulation. Mary picks the one home health regulation she would most like to see simplified and urges agencies, particularly smaller ones, to join a home care association in order…

Effective Date for the HH COPs Unchanged

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will NOT be issuing a delay the Home Health Conditions of Participation. (HHCoPs), according to a letter from CMS to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). CMS responded to NAHC’s letter requesting an extension of the effective date for implementation to be the later of…