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CMS extends freeze on new home healthcare agencies in select markets
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has extended a moratorium for another six months on new Medicare home healthcare agencies, subunits and ambulance suppliers in a number of major cities as part of an ongoing effort to curb fraud.New home healthcare agencies and home healthcare agency subunits will not be allowed for another six months in the Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Houston and Miami areas, according to a notice published in the Federal Register Monday. New Medicare Part B ambulance suppliers will be prohibited in the Houston and Philadelphia areas for another six months as well.