Library Essentials

Home Health Benefit Policy Manual

This CMS Manual provides us with a resource to define the Medicare qualifications for the HH benefit, and the types of services that can be provided. Look here for information about skilled observation, homebound, therapies and the FTF.

Home Health Survey Protocols

CMS provides the surveyors with a roadmap of how to ensure HHAs are compliant, and agencies can ensure they are ready for survey by knowing these protocols. 

Hospice Benefit Policy Manual

This CMS Manual provides us with a resource to define the Medicare qualificaitons for the hospice benefit and the services provided. Look here for information about the eleciont, certifications, FTF, and levels of care. 

Resources & Links

Your Medicare Administrative Contractor. Home health and hospice providers bill to one of four Medicare contractors (MACs), which is determined by the geographic location of the provider. The MACs provide more specific directions and qualifications for sevices such as therapies for HH, and Determining Terminal Status for hospice. See your Mac's website for tools, policies, news, and free education.