New Federal Rules Will Require Home Health Agencies To Do Much More For Patients

Policies, Referring to Home Health
Now, patients will be asked what they feel comfortable doing and what they want to achieve, and care plans will be devised by agencies with their individual circumstances in mind.

Now, patients will be asked what they feel comfortable doing and what they want to achieve, and care plans will be devised by agencies with their individual circumstances in mind.

Kaiser Health News: New Federal Rules Will Require Home Health Agencies To Do Much More For Patients 
Judith Graham writes: “Home health agencies will be required to become more responsive to patients and their caregivers under the first major overhaul of rules governing these organizations in almost 30 years. The federal regulations, published last month, specify the conditions under which 12,600 home health agencies can participate in Medicare and Medicaid, serving more than 5 million seniors and younger adults with disabilities through these government programs.” (Graham, 2/9)