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Home Health CoPs – Check State Rules

As agencies finalize their updates to policies, procedures, and processes to comply with the Conditions of Participation (CoP) effective January 13th, it is a good time to remember that you should also review state rules (if your state has separate rules) and accreditation standards (if your agency is accredited). In fact, whenever there is a

Important (Sometimes Neglected) Home Health Forms

In the day-to-day flurry of activity that surrounds home health agencies, there are a few forms that are forgotten and fall through the cracks. We are going to discuss a couple of important ones in this article. Each form is customizable and you will see a link to the CMS website to download the official

Home Health CoPs Interpreted

A few weeks ago, CMS released a draft version of Interpretive Guidelines for the new Conditions of Participation. This gives us a bit more insight into some of the regulations but not as much as many in the industry had hoped. The final version has not been released yet so there was a request to

2018 Home Health PPS Final Rule

CMS has released the Home Health PPS Final Rule for 2018. The good news is that there are not a lot of regulatory changes that home health agencies have to immediately prepare for. With Emergency Preparedness and Conditions of Participation, it appears CMS has given agencies a procedural reprieve with this update. However, there are

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