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CMS FInalizes New CoPs for Home Health Care

CMS has been working since 1997 to finalize a new set of CoPs for the Home Health Care industry. On January 9,2017,  the 347 page Final Rule was published in the Federal Register.  

The new rule improves the quaity of care and patient rights. Four new Standards include:

  • Patient Rights
  • Care planning, Coordination of Care and Quality of Care
  • QAPI 
  • Infection Control and Prevention

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