CMS “Homebound” Clarification for Medicare Home Health Claims

On October 18, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a change request, which was intended to clarify the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual language of “confined to the home” for purposes of Medicare home health eligibility. Change Request 8444 aims to bring the manual language closer in line with the statutory definition of “confined to the home.” The revised manual language essentially creates a two-prong test for determining whether a patient is homebound for purposes of the… Read More >