CHA News Article

CMS Issues New CoPs for Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the attached revised conditions of participation (CoPs) outlining the minimum health and safety standards that a home health agency must meet to be certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.    

CMS states that the new CoPs are part of its overall effort to improve quality of care while also streamlining requirements for providers. The finalized changes include provisions on patient assessment, patient/caregiver communications, quality assessment and performance improvement, and care coordination. CHA will provide a summary of the final rule in the near future.