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Unified Agenda 0938-AG81

Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation (CMS-3819-F)


This final rule revises the existing Conditions of Participation that Home Health Agencies must meet to participate in the Medicare program. The new requirements focus on the actual care delivered to patients by HHAs, reflect an interdisciplinary view of patient care, allow HHAs greater flexibility in meeting quality standards, and eliminate unnecessary procedural requirements. These changes are an integral part of our efforts to improve patient safety and achieve broad-based improvements in the quality of care furnished through Federal programs, while at the same time reducing procedural burdens on providers.


5 actions from March 10th, 1997 to October 2017

  • March 10th, 1997
  • June 9th, 1997
    • NPRM Comment Period End
  • October 9th, 2014
  • December 8th, 2014
    • Second NPRM Comment Period End
  • October 2017
    • Final Action


  • Danielle Shearer
    Health Insurance Specialist
    Phone 410 786-6617
    Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, MS: S3-02-01, 7500 Security Boulevard,
    Baltimore MD 21244

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