Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS
Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare
CMS has posted new waiver authorities for hospice and home health providers the following link: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/summary-covid-19-emergency-declaration-waivers.pdf. These waivers are effective retroactive to March 1 and are among changes NAHC has sought relief on.
- Allow OTs to conduct the initial and comprehensive assessment for all patients
- Waive the 12 hour in-service requirement
- Allow use of pseudo-patients for aide competency testing