Webinar: NAHC and CMS Explain the Proposed Home Health Conditions of Participation
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EASTERN
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new conditions that home health care providers must meet to participate in Medicare. The proposed rule will modernize home health regulations for the first time since 1989. The rule has been posted and home health agencies will have 60 days to submit comments. Home health agencies must meet the Medicare home health conditions of participation (HH CoPs) in order to participate in the Medicare program. Agencies that fail to meet any of the HH CoPs are at risk, at a minimum, for the imposition of several sanctions and, at worst, for program termination.
Over the years, CMS has made several significant revisions to the HH CoPs, but many of the current CoPs have remained unchanged since their inception. In 1997, CMS attempted to revise the HH CoPs through a proposed rule that focused on patient-centered, outcome-oriented quality standards. CMS did not publish a final rule within the required three years time frame, so a new proposed rule had to be issued. (Please note: This event will not be recorded.)
- Provide an overview of the proposed rule on home health conditions of participation for Medicare-participating home health agencies
- Discuss the key changes associated with the proposed conditions of participation
- Discuss rationale for changes to the proposed conditions for participation
- Danielle Shearer, Technical Advisor, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Clinical Standards Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
- Mary Carr, RN, MPH, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Washington, DC
Recording: This event will not be recorded.
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Webinar Registration Fee:
- $125.00 NAHC Members
- $225.00 Non-Members
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