CMS posted the finalized interpretive guidelines for Home Health Conditions of Participation on August 31st, 2018.
Background: On January 13, 2017, CMS published the revised CoPs for HHAs, 42 CFR 484, Subparts A, B, and Subpart C. The new CoPs were released with an effective date of July 13, 2017. The effective date was subsequently delayed until January 13, 2018. CMS provided State Survey Agencies (SAs) with a draft Interpretive Guidelines document in January, 2018, however clearance of the final IG document was delayed.
Update: The Interpretive Guidelines have now been completed and the Advanced Copy of the final document is included attached. The Interpretive Guidelines will be incorporated into the SOM as Part II of Appendix B.