3-22-2019 CMS released two transmittals for Home Health change Request (CR) 11104. Implementation date for both are April 22, 2019

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Subject: Manual Updates Related to Home Health Certification and Recertification Policy Changes Transmittal 870 and Transmittal 258

Transmittal 870 summary of changes: This Change Request (CR) updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, (Pub. 100-02), Chapter 7 and the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (Pub. 100-08), Chapter 6, to reflect policy changes finalized in the CY 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rule (83 FR 56406), related to recertification for home health services. This CR also updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (Pub. 100-02), Chapter 7, to reflect Condition of Participation changes finalized in the Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation Final Rule (82 FR 4504).

Transmittal 258 summary of changes: This Change Request (CR) updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, (Pub. 100-02), Chapter 7 and the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (Pub. 100-08), Chapter 6, to reflect policy changes finalized in the CY 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rule (83 FR 56406), related to recertification for home health services. This CR also updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (Pub. 100-02), Chapter 7, to reflect Condition of Participation changes finalized in the Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation Final Rule (82 FR 4504).