Home Health & Hospice

What are four principles CMS adopted when developing proposed updates to the home health CoPs?

Homecare Insider, October 13, 2014

Using input from a variety of stakeholders, CMS adopted the following principles to overhaul the longstanding CoPs:
  • Develop a more continuous, integrated care process across all aspects of home health services, based on a patient-centered assessment, care planning, service delivery, and quality assessment and performance improvement
  • Use a patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach that recognizes the contributions of various skilled professionals and their interactions with each other to meet the patient’s needs; stress quality improvements by incorporating an outcome-oriented, data-driven quality assessment and performance improvement program specific to each agency
  • Eliminate the focus on administrative process requirements that lack adequate consensus or evidence that they are predictive of either achieving clinically relevant outcomes or preventing harmful outcomes for patients
  • Safeguard patient rights