Home Health & Hospice

What updates did CMS announce last week to its moratorium on new home health agencies in certain geographic areas?

Homecare Insider, February 3, 2015

Last week, CMS announced a six-month extension of its moratorium on new home health agencies in certain geographic areas of the country, effective January 29. This is CMS’ third extension of its original moratorium in July 2013. The most recent update will apply to the same geographic regions already covered under the previous two iterations of the freeze: counties in and around Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston—areas that continue to exhibit risk for fraud and abuse, according to the agency.