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Implementation of Home Health Agency (HHA) Payment Safeguard Provisions

This change request (CR) implements certain payment safeguard provisions in CMSfinal rule entitled: "CMS-1510-F: Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2011; Changes in Certification Requirements for Home Health Agencies andHospices." Specifically, this CR implements the provisions related to HHA: (1) changes in majority ownership, and (2) capitalization. The provisions regarding HHA deactivations have been in effect since January 1, 2010, and are merely being inserted intothe manual.

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

Issue Date: December 17, 2010

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