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CMS Issues Final Interpretive Guidelines for the Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies

[09/06/18]

Posted on September 6, 2018 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

On January 13, 2017, CMS published the revised Conditions of Participation (“CoPs”) for home health agencies, 42 CFR 484, Subparts A, B, and Subpart C. The CoPs became effective on January 13, 2018. On August 31, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors (QSO-18-25-HHA) that... READ MORE

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Reactivation of Provider Number Requires Re-Certification Survey

[04/09/12]

Posted on April 9, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

On April 6, 2012, CMS issued a Survey and Certification Transmittal stating that when a Home Health Agency (“HHA”) deactivates its provider number (the provider number is now referred to as the CMS Certification Number or CCN), the HHA must be surveyed for compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for HHA’s if... READ MORE

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CMS Revises Initial Certification Process for HHAs

[01/05/12]

Posted on January 5, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued revisions to the process Home Health Agencies (HHA) must undergo prior to initial certification.  The revised process adds an additional review of enrollment criteria performed by the Regional Home Health Intermediary (RHHI) or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).   READ MORE

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Hospice Contracts With Assisted Living Facilities

[07/07/11]

Posted on July 7, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

When the new hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) became effective in Decmeber of 2008 there was a provision in the CoPs stating a hospice must have an agreement with a nursing home if the hospice provides services in the nursing home.  While it was a standard business practice for hospices to have agreements with nursing homes prior... READ MORE

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