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Discharge Planning: Key Takeaways from the Long-Awaited Final Rule

[10/02/19]

Posted on October 2, 2019 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

On September 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a final rule regarding discharge planning (“Final Rule”) addressing care transitions and patient access to medical information. CMS had initially issued the proposed regulations in November 2015 to update discharge planning requirements for hospitals[1], critical access hospitals (“CAHs”) and post-acute care... READ MORE

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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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