CMS Issues New Conditions of Participation for Home HealthJanuary 11, 2017
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the criteria for participating in Medicare and Medicaid home health are changing. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a new final rule for the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) on Monday, and changes take effect July 13, 2017. The final rule is part of CMS’s continuing effort to improve quality of care delivered by home health agencies.
In its 374 pages, the final rule includes updated requirements for:
- Integrated communication systems
- Quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) programs
- Coordination of care
- Patient rights
Read the full-text final rule:
Medicare and Medicaid Program: Conditions of Participation for Home Health
For more information, read the articles below:
- CMS Issues Final Rule to Modernize Home Health Conditions of Participation
- CMS issues final rules for home health agencies
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