Guidance for 2011 CMS Home Health Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health PPS final rule for calendar year (CY) 2011 addresses 2011 home health payment rates, as well as therapy coverage and documentation requirements. CMS delayed implementation of some therapy provisions to April 1, 2011. Rate changes and most other provisions went into effect January 1, 2011.
The following resources provide information about the rule requirements for occupational therapy practitioners, specifically about reassessments and documentation.
AOTA Guidance for Completing Functional Reassessments and Documentation in Medicare Home Health Updated 4/1/11
AOTA Home Health Documentation Guide
Additional Resources for CMS Home Health Rule
CMS Transmittal 144 – Revisions to Medicare Policy Manual – Home Health Therapy Services (replacing CMS Transmittal 142) Updated 5/16/11
CMS Transmittal 142 - Revisions to Medicare Policy Manual- Home Health Services Updated 4/15/11
CMS Therapy Requirements Fact Sheet
AOTA Analysis: Final Home Health PPS Rule
CMS Final Home Health PPS Rule (see pages 19-27 for therapy clarifications)
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