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Home Health Agencies (HHAs) Surety Bond Participation Requirement Suspension

Guidance for : The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 required each home health agency (HHA) to secure a surety bond in an amount of at least $50,000 in order to participate in either the Medicare or Medicaid programs. On June 1, 1998, we published a final rule in the Federal Register that established the initial submission date of a surety bond for Medicaid by a date specified by each State Medicaid agency, but no later than September 29, 1998.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: July 31, 1998

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