Feds Scrap Proposal to Make Home Health Accreditor Inspections Public

Federal health officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have rescinded a proposal that would have required private accreditors to make public any problems or violations they found during inspections of home health agencies. In April, CMS put forward the proposal to require accrediting organizations to post inspection reports and correction plans […]

Joint Commission Launches Palliative Care Accreditation

More and more home care organizations are recognizing that there’s a true need for palliative care in the United States, and that adding those services can make their organization stand out from the competition. Beginning this summer, home care organizations that already offer palliative care will have an opportunity to distinguish themselves even further. The […]

Joint Commission Reapplies for Home Health Accreditation Recognition

The Joint Commission has applied to renew its home health agency accreditation program, with the Federal Register soliciting public comment on whether the organization’s requirements meet or exceed the Medicare conditions of participation.  In order to provide reimbursable services to Medicare beneficiaries, home health agencies must meet certain requirements under the Social Security Act, which […]