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Home Health and Hospice Update

Home Health QRP: Revised Logic for the Timely Initiation of Care Measure

The Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies, which became effective Jan. 13, 2018, included a change regarding resumption of care (ROC) dates for patients returning to home health following an inpatient stay. Specifically, the revised guidance allows for a physician ROC date as an alternative to the fixed 48-hour timeframe for the post-hospital reassessment. To align with this CoP change, a technical document on the updated logic for the Timely Initiation of Care process measure has been posted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health Quality Measures webpage.

CMS to Host Webinar on Palliative and Hospice Care for Adults with Disabilities

As part of their Disability-Competent Care Webinar Series, CMS will host a webinar on Wed., March 7th at 2 pm to offer discussion regarding palliative and hospice care services and the delivery of these services to participants with disabilities. The webinar will address advanced care planning and strategies for empowering participants and their providers to initiate these discussions. To register, click here.

Contact: Meg Carr Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8871