CMS is cleaning up survey guidance around home health agencies this week after the release March 16 of updated guidance for state surveyors.
The first significant update in years included consolidating guidance documents and incorporating smaller updates into the permanent file.
On April 1, CMS announced that the “Revised Initial Certification Process for Home Health Agencies” (S&C: 12-15-HHA) and “Home Health Agency (HHA) State Operations Manual (SOM) revisions: Appendix B, HHA Enforcement Guidance and revisions to Chapter 2, Certification Process” (S&C: 14-14-HHA) were expired, effective March 15.
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