CHA News Article

CMS Issues Interpretive Guidance for Revised Home Health CoPs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the attached interpretive guidelines addressing the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies. The guidelines will be incorporated into Appendix B of the state operations manual.

The revised CoPs were published on Jan. 13, 2018, with an anticipated effective date of July 13, 2017. The effective date was subsequently delayed until Jan. 13, 2018. CMS provided state survey agencies with draft interpretive guidelines in January 2018, pending clearance of the final document.