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The Home Health Section Government Affairs Committee works to increase Section and association members’ awareness of, and involvement in, regulatory and legislative issues and activities relevant to the practice of physical therapy in the home health setting.

Critical information and current initiatives are linked on this page. Please note that features marked with an asterisk (*) are for Section members only.

Committee Members:

Content Champions*: Government Affairs Committee members are assigned to specific key regulatory areas and serve as experts in those areas.


Current Issues:

CMS Proposes 2018 and 2019 Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies - posted July 26, 2017

Talking Points, Sample Letter to CMS, and Where to Comment [Word Document] - posted Sept. 18, 2017

Home Health Conditions of Participation Final Rule - posted Jan. 10, 2017

May 9, 2017 UPDATE: Home Health Section Submits Comments to CMS Advocating Delay on New Conditions of Participation

May 2, 2017 UPDATE: APTA & the Home Health Section Call for Comments to Support Delay for New Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies

April 4, 2017 UPDATE: CMS Proposes Delay to New Conditions of Participation for Home Health

Jan. 30, 2017 UPDATE: APTA's Fact Sheet [Members Only] on the Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies Final Rule.

PPS 2017* • Comment Period Closes August 26, 2016 • submit comments here

Pre-Claim ReviewCMS has PAUSED Pre-Claim Review as of April 3

CMS Delays Pre-Claim Review (April 3, 2017)

Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services Fact Sheet - Early Data from Illinois (Oct. 5, 2016)

Pre-Claim Undermines Seniors' Health (PUSH) Act of 2016 is legislation to delay the Medicare demonstration for Pre-Claim Review of home health services for one year to allow Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and home health stakeholders to work together to strengthen the program and improve education to ensure patient care is not compromised and individual beneficiaries are not unjustly denied coverage. this legislation is being supported by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. Click here for more information.


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