CMS Extends Home Health Moratorium For 6 Months

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended its moratoria on new home health agencies and home health agency sub-units in locations nationwide for an additional six months.

During the temporary moratorium, initial provider enrollment applications and change of information applications to add additional practice locations will be denied in six locations, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Fla.; Detroit, Mich.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; and Chicago, Ill.

Additionally, the temporary moratorium on Part B ambulance suppliers is also being extended for six months in Houston, Texas, and Philadelphia, Penn.


Fees that are paid for those applications that are denied due to the temporary moratorium will be refunded.

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Written by Emily Study


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