Last week CMS issued a Final Rule that changed the new Home Health CoPs rule implementation date to January 13, 2018. HPS announced the proposed rule a few months ago. NAHC and the Forum of State Associations spearheaded this effort to postpone the rule because of the extensive changes that are required and the absence of needed interpretive guidance to properly comply.
This rule finalized the delay resulting in the effective date adding an additional 6 months, which will be January 13, 2018.
To assist providers in complying with the revised HHCoPs, a pre-conference has been scheduled during NAHC’s Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in October 2017. The pre-conference will provide participants with an in-depth analysis on the revisions and guidance for compliance.
If looking for some updated, recorded education on the Home Health CoPs click here: Home Care Learn