The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the effective date of the final home health agency (HHA) Conditions of Participation (CoP) rule by an additional 6 months beyond the original July 13, 2017 effective date. The new HHA CoPs are now effective on January 13, 2018. This rule does not make any changes to the policies that were set forth in the final HHA CoP rule. The final rule to extend the effective date (CMS-3819-F2) is available on the Federal Register website. Questions regarding the requirements of the January 13, 2017 final HHA rule may be sent to NewHHACoPs@cms.hhs.gov.
“CMS-3819-F2” is hyperlink to: https://www.federalregister.
gov/documents/2017/07/10/2017- 14347/medicare-and-medicaid- programs-conditions-of- participation-for-home-health- agencies-delay-of
“January 13, 2017 final HHA rule” is hyperlink to: https://www.federalregister.
gov/documents/2017/01/13/2017- 00283/medicare-and-medicaid- program-conditions-of- participation-for-home-health- agencies