CMS has released CR11104, which contains many important changes for home health providers.
CR11104 updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and Medicare Program Integrity Manual
to reflect policy changes in recertification for home health services that the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Home Health Prospective
Payment System (HH PPS) final rule (83 FR 56406).
CR11104 also updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual to clarify the home health plan of
care requirements for payment as a result of the recent changes to the home health plan of care
requirements in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) finalized in the January 13,
2017 Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies final rule (82 FR 4504).