Yesterday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to delay the effective date for the final rule entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies” published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017. The current effective date for the final rule is July 13, 2017, and this rule proposes to delay the effective date for an additional 6 months until January 13, 2018. This proposed rule would also make two conforming changes to dates that are included in the regulations text.
The deadline for comments on this proposed rule is 5 pm June 2, 2017.
Full information on the proposed rule and instructions for submitting comments may be found in the Federal Register.