Home Health & Hospice

This Issue of Homecare Insider

Homecare Insider, November 11, 2013

On October 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued CR 8444, which clarifies the definition of the patient as being "confined to the home" to more accurately reflect the definition as articulated at Section 1835(a) of the Social Security Act. This issue of Homecare Insider highlights the most up-to-date criteria for qualifying a patient as homebound.

Our Q&A provides clarity for understanding what medical necessity really means for clinicians.

Also, check out our product spotlight and learn about The Homecare Administrator’s Field Guide—a one-stop guide to help you save time by covering in a clear and concise way all of the duties and responsibilities of home health administrators.

Questions or comments? Please let me know!

Melissa D’Amico