Instead of going into effect on July 13, 2017, the new CoP, which govern how home health agencies qualify to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, would go into effect on January 13, 2018, under a proposed rule issued by CMS.
The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register
on April 3, 2017, is in the 60-day public comment period. Public comments
will be accepted until 5pm ET on June 2, 2017.