Certifying Patients for the Medicare Home Health Benefit - Revised

MLN Matters® Number: SE1436 Revised

Note: This article was revised on November 5, 2018, to reflect policies finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Home Health PPS Final Rule (CMS-1689-FC). Specifically, the regulation at 42 CFR 424.22(b)(2) has been revised to remove the requirement that the recertification statement must include an estimate of how much longer the services will be required. This change is effective January 1, 2019. All other information remains the same.

This MLN Matters® SE1436 article gives Medicare-enrolled providers an overview of the Medicare home health services benefit, including patient eligibility requirements and certification/recertification requirements of covered Medicare home health services.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Special Edition (SE)1436.

Last Updated Aug 12, 2019