jueves, 28 de enero de 2016

Final Rule: Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health Services; Policy Changes and Clarifications Related to Home Health (CMS-2348-F)

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule which revises the Medicaid home health services definition to add specific requirements for home health services which, under Medicaid, includes medical supplies, equipment and appliances. This rule will promote program integrity and provide clear guidance on the parameters of the home health benefit.  Additionally, this rule aligns with Medicare to the greatest extent possible which will help to streamline beneficiaries’ access to receive needed items and maximize consistency in service delivery, as well as reduce administrative burden on the provider community.

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