CMS Proposes Conditions of Participation Changes for HHAs

On October 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to make changes to the conditions of participation for home health agencies (HHAs). The rule would modernize Medicare's HHA conditions of participation for the first time since 1989, in an effort to ensure safe delivery of quality care to home health patients. The proposed regulation emphasizes patient rights; strives to improve the process for care planning, delivery, and coordination; streamlines regulatory requirements; and encourages ongoing, data-driven, quality improvement. ...

Read the full announcement: Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group Leadership Email Alert, American Health Lawyers Association, October 9, 2014

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