Emergency Preparedness Costs Vary for Home Health Agencies

In the aftermath of two major hurricanes, home health agencies across the U.S. are racing to comply with the new emergency preparedness rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) before November’s deadline. But many are finding that the associated costs aren’t so easy to nail down. The rule mandates that heath care providers across […]

Final CMS Emergency Prep Rule Hits Home Health

Under a new final rule, home health agencies and other Medicare-certified providers will be required to meet emergency preparedness standards—or face the risk of losing national payor reimbursements. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its long-awaited rule on emergency preparedness at a time when numerous natural disasters over the last few years […]