Home health care agencies are complying with new regulations as the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) went into effect January 13. Providers are working to meet the new requirements for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs without the finalized interpretive guidelines (IGs), which offer more detailed information on certain measures.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) did issue a draft of the IGs in October 2017 and asked the home health industry for feedback. Since then, the agency has also offered some supplemental information on the elimination of the definition for subunit home health agencies, providing additional clarity around one major issue in the new CoPs. However, there is still more information needed by agencies in the final IGs.
Written By: Amy Baxter, Home Health Care News