CMS Issues Home Health Final Rule

On Wednesday, January 27, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on Medicaid home health services. The final rule updated the definition of Medicaid home health services to include requirements that include medical supplies, equipment, and appliances. The new definition is consistent with section 6407 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Affordable Care Act) and section 504 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The rule will become effective on July 1, 2016.

For more information: www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/02/02/2016-01585