The unpublished Federal Register version of the final rule Medicare and Medicaid Program: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies provides updates to the CoPs for HHAs. Keys to the new requirements include:
- Focusing on the care delivered to patients receiving home health services
- Taking an interdisciplinary view towards patient care
- Providing greater flexibility for HHAs to meet quality care standards
- Eliminating unnecessary procedural requirements
These regulations are effective July 13, 2017. View the unpublished document here. This rule will be published in the January 13, 2017 Federal Register and we will provide an updated link and additional information shortly.